Suffragette Defaced Penny

  When you think of suffragettes, what comes to mind? Women picketing in front of the White House, holding signs and wearing purple sashes. A young woman stepping in front of a horse, willingly sacrificing herself in order to bring attention to the cause....

Susan B. Anthony and the Glass Ceiling

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, to a Quaker family in Massachusetts. Her family was politically active in the abolitionist movement and the temperance movement. Her work in the temperance movement led her to become involved in the women’s rights...

Dora Thewlis: Teenage Suffragette

Dora Thewlis was born in 1890. She was one of seven children of a working-class family in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Her parents were proud of her curiosity and integrity. Her mother Eliza described her in glowing terms: “Ever since [Dora] was seven, she has...

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