Manch­ester gets Em­me­line Pankhurst statue

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Suf­fragette leader Em­me­line Pankhurst is now com­mem­o­rated in the city of her birth af­ter a statue was un­veiled in St Peter’s Square, Manch­ester. The cer­e­mony took place on 14 De­cem­ber 2018, the 100th an­niver­sary of the first elec­tion in Bri­tain in which women could vote. Pankhurst was cho­sen by a pub­lic vote from a list of 20 his­toric Manch­ester women. At the event Em­me­line’s great grand­daugh­ter He­len Pankhurst com­mented that the statue showed Em­me­line beck­on­ing cam­paign­ers on “be­cause de­spite all the progress in women’s lives, there is still work to be done”.

Sculp­tor Hazel Reeves (left) and He­len Pankhurst on the day of the un­veil­ing

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