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Emmeline Pankhurst

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Emmeline Pankhurst

229.00

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) was a well known political activist and leader of the British Suffragette Movement in the early 1900's. Her image in sepia tones, from the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing Collection, graces the face of this enameled pendant. The sterling silver toggle clasp was hand stamped with the words "Deeds Not Words" - a slogan she coined and made famous.

Deeds Not Words, along with Emmeline Pankhurst’s name, appears on the back of the pendant in sepia.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 1 3/4” tall by 1 5/8” wide. The chain is 18” long, and the toggle clasp is 1 3/16” long by 1/4” tall.

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Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) was a well known political activist and leader of the British Suffragette Movement in the early 1900's. Her image in sepia tones, from the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing Collection, graces the face of this enameled pendant. The sterling silver toggle clasp was hand stamped with the words "Deeds Not Words" - a slogan she coined and made famous.

Deeds Not Words, along with Emmeline Pankhurst’s name, appears on the back of the pendant in sepia.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 1 3/4” tall by 1 5/8” wide. The chain is 18” long, and the toggle clasp is 1 3/16” long by 1/4” tall.

In 1889, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Franchise League.  It's main mission was to win the right to vote.  She also founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903.  It was known for it's more militant tactics like breaking windows and burning buildings.  At that time in history, property was more important than the lives of women.  Realizing this, Emmeline Pankhurst encouraged women to bring attention to their cause by any means.  She, along with at least 1000 of her followers, endured brutality by police and force feedings in prison.  They were willing to go as far as it took to raise attention for their cause. Though I'm not a proponent of violence or property destruction, it seemed at the time that property destruction was the only clear message that got the attention of those who could make a difference.