Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Use Your Vote 2 Emily Davies

Use your vote!!!! 

Emily Davies (1830-1921)
Emily Davies fought tirelessly for the education of women and girls.  She is particularly remembered for founding Girton College, opening Cambridge Local examinations to girls and improving the aspirations and education of schoolmistresses.  In 1866 she organised and delivered the petition for women’s suffrage with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.   She was elected to the School Board for Greenwich in 1870.  She first asked for the vote when she was 36 and did not get it until she was 88. This collaged felt shows her when she first asked for votes for women.
 Thank you Emily.

Oxford Dictionary of NationalBiography  B. Stephen, Emily Davies and Girton College (1927) · The cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain (1928) · A. Rosen, ‘Emily Davies and the women's movement’, Journal of British Studies, 19/1 (1979–80), 101–21 · · M. Bradbrook, ‘That infidel place’: a short history of Girton College, 1869–1969 (1969) · P. Hollis, Ladies elect: women in English local government, 1865–1914 (1987) · D. Bennett, Emily Davies and the liberation of women, 1830–1921 (1990) ·

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