NPG x32106; Elizabeth Garrett Anderson; Emmeline Pankhurst by Unknown photographer

Suffragette Black Friday BOGO

Did you know that Black Friday is the name given to one day in London in 1910 when a group of 300 women marched to the Houses of Parliament as part of their campaign to secure voting rights for women? The devastating day earned its name from the violence meted out to protesters by the Metropolitan Police and male bystanders.

In honor of these brave suffragettes, women buy one admission, get one free today only! Bring your best friend, mother, sister, or daughter to learn about Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse. The exhibit explores how female artists, using textiles as their medium, subvert the social expectations of crafting by lambasting this soft medium with social and political awareness.

DATE: Friday, November 24, 2023
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Jewish Museum Milwaukee
COST: Regular Museum Admission | Women BOGO

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Emmeline Pankhurst at the Houses of Parliament on Black Friday
Unknown photographer
National Portrait Gallery, London
November 18, 1910

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and suffragist. She was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon. She was the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor in Britain.

Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist who organized the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote. She was widely criticized for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognized as a crucial element in achieving women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.

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