Emmeline Pankhurst, 1858-1928

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Emmeline Pankhurst Hartford Speech November 1913 | Suffragettes | 4 Minute History

On 13 November 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Women’s Social and Political Union, delivered this speech in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mrs Pankhurst was in the United States while on temporary release under the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill Health) Act 1913, more commonly known as the Cat and Mouse Act.

She was in the United States to raise money for the WSPU and drew parallels between the struggle of the Suffragettes and the causes of the American War of Independence.

Suitable for GCSE and A Level History.

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