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Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire

Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire

Come and meet the author of a new book on Sylvia Pankhurst

26 October 2013

Sylvia Pankhurst recovering from hunger strike (c) Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst collection, International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)

Time 14:00 - 15:30

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received

Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire by Katherine ConnellyFrom militant suffragette at the beginning of the 20th century to campaigner against colonialism in Africa after World War II, Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice.

Launching a new biography of Pankhurst, the author will discuss Pankhurst’s role at the forefront of significant developments in the history of radical politics: her construction of a working-class suffragette militancy which put working-class women at the heart of the struggle; her championing of the Bolshevik Revolution; her clandestine attempts to sabotage the actions of the British state; her early identification of the dangers of fascism; and her life-long opposition to racism and imperialism.

Katherine ConnellyKatherine Connelly is a writer, historian and activist.  In 2003 she was one of the school students who led the school strikes against the Iraq war and has continued to be a trouble-maker ever since.

This year she co-ordinated the Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign and participated in the Channel 4 documentary on Emily Davison presented by Clare Balding.  She is currently a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London, where she is researching the influence of radical Parisian popular culture in the 1840s on the writings of Karl Marx.  She is a leading member of the revolutionary socialist organisation Counterfire and this is her first book.

Suitable for adults

Talk – 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Book signing – 3.00pm

Booking Requirements: Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk