Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On May 19

On this day in ...
... 1906, after a"fruitless" meeting with British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bennerman, rights activists held the 1st open-air women's suffrage rally in London. Among those who spoke to the approximately 7,000 persons -- mostly men -- who attended the meeting at Trafalgar Square were Annie Kenney (right) "(who dressed like a mill girl, wearing clogs and a shawl)" and Teresa Billington (left).

(Prior May 19 posts are here, here, and here)"

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