Public Events: Suffragette Stories: Exploring the Legacy

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13 October 2018, 17:00-19:30

The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich

October 13 is the date that the ‘Votes for Women’ banner was first raised at the Free Trade Hall in 1905 by Annie Kenney.

Talks from leading historians Krista Cowman and Lyndsey Jenkins as well as discussion during the evening threw light on the struggle against inequality of little known activists like the Kenney sisters, celebrated the achievement of voting rights for women (over the age of thirty), and considered the uneven progress of gender relations since.

The UEA Archive’s very own Writer in Residence Fiona Sinclair reported on the activities of ‘Suffragette Stories’ HLF project so far. 

Comments from audience included:

"Fascinating mix of speakers!"

"Motivated me to look further into suffragette movement, especially local suffragettes", "Great focus on working class movements!"

"It was brilliant to hear personal accounts from women who have been overlooked in history and also learn about local suffrage."