Events for 20th February 2018
Sophia Duleep Singh was born in Elveden Hall in Norfolk, the daughter of an exiled Maharaja. She joined the militant suffragettes of the WSPU and the Women’s Tax Resistance League, participated in the infamous ‘Black Friday’ deputation in 1910 and had her possessions confiscated for her refusal to pay taxes. The motto of the League was ‘No Tax, No Vote. Bhikaiji Cama was a socialist, a suffragette, and a prominent member of the Indian Independence movement.
Shahida Rahman’s talk will introduce us to the lives of these remarkably courageous women and the reasons why they were drawn to the ‘cause’. Shahida will discuss a little known aspect of the women’s suffrage movement; the way it was enriched through the participation of women from all over the world.
Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT. Room LAB 027. Please enter the university by the main Helmore entrance in East Road and follow signs to the Library. LAB 027 is on the ground floor on your left. There is wheelchair access.
Event is part of the Women's Suffrage Centenary Programme.
For nore information, please contact Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University, Labour History Research Unit.
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