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At suffrage demonstrations in London, Rosa May Billinghurst responded to over-policing by ramming London bobbies with her wheelchair. May, as she was known, joined radical suffragist Women’s Social & Political Union in 1907. She founded the…

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Alice Paul was first arrested in London. On June 29, 1907 she joined the Pankhursts storming the House of Commons, frustrated the Prime Minister ignored their demand for action. In the slammer she met Lucy Burns, whose red hair and American flag pin…

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Seems like a day to note that in the UK, the struggle included violence. Window-smashing, bombings, arson, resisting arrest, public suicide... Their slogan was Deeds, Not Words. A very general overview & great images: https://t.co/y74uLMBQaB

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British women fought for the vote under the banner “Deeds, Not Words.” Looking at this image of a cricket club set ablaze in 1913, I marvel at their rage, expressed. According to @suffragettelife - a kindred spirit across the Atlantic - the arsonists…

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Sustaining protest campaigns for months & years is so hard. The UK suffragettes created tangible artifacts to honor their members’ sacrifices and motivate them to keep going. 🎖️thread. Women who had served time in prison were awarded a medal “For…

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Lucy Burns. She and Alice Paul were the Stanton & Anthony of the 3d generation. They met in jail in the UK learning from the Pankhursts & bonded over the slugishness of the movement at home. Together they picketed the White House, then jail, hunger…

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ElizCadyStanton’s feminism was ignited watching her mentor Lucretia Mott be denied credentials at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. I knew that, but I didn’t know the backstory: fissures in the US abolitionist movement over women’s…

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While Alice Paul was in London’s Holloway Prison with a feeding tube forced down her nose, Emmeline Pankhurst traveled to the US to raise funds and promote the cause. American women were fascinated to see the British radical up close. 🧵 On Monday,…

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When non-violent protest has failed, destroying property gets the attention of the ruling class. Suffragette thread. In the UK, Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903. WSPU was a breakaway from the…

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When US suffragists began street demonstrations in 1910, the women in the UK had already become more brazen. They were holding huge demonstrations, intentionally provoking arrest, and more. One of their leaders came to the US in 1907 to encourage us…
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