Website tip: Today's History Blog post tells how the People's History Museum in Manchester, England, purchased this banner from a private collector who had bought it at a charity auction in June. Suffragists, textiles, people and government agencies working together to preserve history—yes!
Picturing a World
September 1, 2017
Sep 01, 2017 6:44 AM EDT
It's a beautiful banner. I'm glad it's so well-preserved. It would have been terrible to lose it. I've seen documentaries about Women's Suffrage. The film of Emmeline Pankhurst's death for the cause is one of the most horrific examples I've ever seen of the desperation women faced then and now to push their rights for representation. The women in the Middle East have one hell of a fight to have a life of normal choices.
- Patricia Franzino
Sep 01, 2017 11:03 AM EDT
Pat, It's so true about the need to fight on for women's rights everywhere. Sad that I can set a novel in 1908 and still have it relevant! Katherine
- Katherine Keenum