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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856–1940). Hanging posters for lecture by Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960), December 29, 1910. Photograph. Harriot Stanton Blatch Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (050.00.00)
Lecture Ticket to Hear Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928), November 14, 1913. NAWSA Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (051.00.00)

The Transatlantic Campaign for Suffrage

Suffragists on both sides of the Atlantic informed, inspired, and financed each other. Harriot Stanton Blatch arranged several American speaking tours for her friend, militant British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. In December 1910, Blatch plastered advertisements throughout New York for a lecture by Pankhurst’s daughter Sylvia, a socialist labor activist who shared Blatch’s goal of attracting more working-class women to the cause. This lecture ticket is from Emmeline’s third American trip in 1913, which received heightened publicity when immigration officials detained her at Ellis Island until President Wilson approved her entry.

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