March 8, 2017

Women's History Month: Thank a Suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst. How many of us know her name? How many of us remember how her actions started the movement to allow women the right to vote.

Suffragettes. They wore purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope. They marched and organized and suffered for  women to be given political equality.

March is Women's History Month and it's a good time for us to say a silent "thank you" to Ms. Pankhurst, her sister Christabell Pankhurst and mother Emmeline, and the other suffragettes who fought for the rights we take for granted.






2 comments:

Marian B. Wood said...

My mom was born one year before US women actually were able to vote and she said she always exercised her right to vote because it was so hard-won!

Marian Koalski said...

You are so right. Somehow the entertainment industry made them look silly for a number of decades, but they had to be serious to have endured their brutal treatment. We should form a Daughters (or Sons & Daughters) of Suffragists organization to get the true picture back in front of the public.