Sylvia Pankhurst in America – Katherine Connelly

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All Saint’s Vicarage Gardens & Hall

Sunday 12 May

2.15pm, £6

 

This book is a collection of Sylvia Pankhurst’s writing on her visits to North America in 1911-12. Pankhurst got her hands dirty, meeting striking laundry workers in New York, visiting female prisoners in Philadelphia and Chicago and grappling with horrific racism in Nashville, Tennessee.  These never-before published writings mark an important stage in the development of the suffragette’s thought, which she brought back to Britain to inform the suffrage campaign there.

Katherine Connelly is a writer, historian and an expert on Sylvia Pankhurst.

 

 

 



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