Forgotten Women

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    The story of the suffragist who inspired this year’s Women’s March on London

    Born in Poland in 1882, Rose Schneiderman is credited with coining the phrase ‘Bread and Roses’.

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    Moya Crockett
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    Without this woman, your favourite comic book heroes might not exist

    Ruth Atkinson was one of the first women to create cartoon strips, including Patsy Walker, now a key character in Jessica Jones

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    The incredible true story of the captured poet who wrote her way to freedom

    Remembering Phyllis Wheatley, the first well-known black female poet in the western world and the first African-American to publish a book

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    “The suffragette struggle for equality is still alive today”

    An open letter from Dr Helen Pankhurst

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    Helen Pankhurst
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    4 female MPs on what it’s really like to be a woman in parliament

    Women won the right to become MPs 100 years ago today. But do our current crop of female MPs feel that everything is equal?

    Posted by
    Anna Fielding
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  • Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack
    Visible Women

    Everything you need to know about Suranne Jones’ new show Gentleman Jack

    It tells the story of the first modern lesbian and it's coming soon to BBC One.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    The true story of the WWI footballer and lesbian icon who scored 1,000 goals

    Lily Parr was one of many women to play professional football during WWI and the greatest player of her era.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    How you can join the fight to get a woman on the new £50 note

    The British public will get to have a say in whose face will grace the banknote, and we think it should be a woman.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    This is why Beyoncé’s 2018 Halloween costume was so important

    She paid tribute to one of the greatest athletes of all time – who risks fading from memory

    Posted by
    Moya Lothian-McLean
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  • High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
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    The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

    Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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