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Sylvia Pankhurst

(Estelle) Sylvia Pankhurst (1882 - 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement.

She was born in Manchester, a daughter of Dr. Richard Pankhurst[?] and Emmeline Pankhurst.

In 1906 she started to work full-time with the Women's Social and Political Union[?] with her sister Christabel[?] and her mother Emmeline.

In 1912 she broke with the WSPU, over the group's promotion of arson attacks. Sylvia went on to work with the Workers' Socialist Federation[?] and the East London Federation of Suffragettes[?] (ELFS).

She founded the newspapers Workers' Dreadnought in 1914, The New Times[?], and Ethiopia News[?] in 1936.

External link

  • Sylvia Pankhurst (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WpankhurstS.htm) - a biography page from Spartacus Educational



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