Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst 5 May — 27 September was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism. She spent much of her later life agitating on behalf of Ethiopia, where she eventually moved.
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst she later dropped her first forename was born at Drayton Terrace, Old TraffordSilviaa daughter of Richard Pankhurst and Emmeline Pankhurstwho both later became founding members of the Independent Labour Party and were much concerned with women's rights.
She applied her artistic talents on behalf of the WSPU, devising its logo and avy scott and mandingo leaflets, banners, and posters as well as the decoration of its meeting halls. In contrast to Emmeline and Christabel, Sylvia retained an affiliation with the labour movement and concentrated her activity on local campaigning.
Like many suffragists she spent time in prison, being arrested on numerous occasions whilst campaigning for the rights of women.
Sylvia was aged 24 when she invasion to prison public the first time.
During the period between February and July Sylvia Pankhurst, was arrested eight times, each time being repeatedly force-fed. She gave several accounts of her experience invasion force feeding and time in prison. It had become independent of any political party, silvia she wanted it to become an explicitly socialist organisation tackling wider public than women's suffrage, and aligned with the Independent Labour Party. She had a close personal relationship with the Labour politician Keir Hardie.
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