A Woman to Know: Emily Wilding Davison

There is not a single question in the country which touches men which does not also touch women. — Emily Wilding Davison

(image via LSE Library)


On this date 104 years ago, British activist Emily Davison died from injuries sustained while protesting. Emily had run across a race track to tie a suffragette banner to a horse's bridle -- and she was trampled in the process. Emily had dedicated her life to fighting for women's right to vote, and today in the UK's snap election, Brits are posting that they've cast ballots in her name.

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