Forgotten Birmingham suffragettes and suffragists

Forgotten Birmingham suffragettes and suffragists

For too long the importance of Birmingham and the West Midlands in the story of women’s struggle for the vote has been forgotten. Now we have turned a spotlight on the stories of the women who as suffragists devoted their lives to the cause and the suffragettes whose militant acts resulted in imprisonment and, often, force feeding.

Dr Nicola Gauld author and historian reveals the stories of these women in conversation with Mike Gibbs, Publisher, History West Midlands.

Keywords: Women, Suffragettes, Suffragists, West Midlands, women's right to vote

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