Photograph of Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst


This photograph shows suffragettes Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst holding a 'Votes for Women' placard. Devised by Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and Kenney, 'Votes for Women' was adopted as a slogan for the  suffrage movement after it proved impossible to fit their original slogan, ‘Will the Liberal Party Give Votes for Women?’, onto a banner. Kenney, from Yorkshire, first joined the WSPU (Women's Social and Political Union) in 1905 and by 1912 had become one of the only working-class activists among the organisation's senior leadership.

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