Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney

Christabel Pankhurst (1880 –1958) daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and sister to Silvia. She was one of the founders of the Women’s Social and Political Union. This movement campaigned for votes for women and its supporters were called suffragettes. Annie Kenney (1879-1953) came from a working class family of twelve children. She worked in a cotton mill full-time from the age of 13. She was self-educated and involved in improving workers’ rights. Annie joined the WSPU in 1905 to become its deputy by 1912. She was force fed many times and campaigned tirelessly for women’s right to vote. (Catalogue ref: COPY 1/494)

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