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Sylvia Pankhurst
Sylvia Pankhurst was an accomplished artist who used her skills to compliment the suffragette cause. A co-founder of the WSPU with her mother and sisters, she designed banners, badges and posters for the Cause. Sylvia was a committed socialist who increasingly identifying herself with working class women. She came into conflict with Christabel about the aims and methods of WSPU and in 1912, her East London Federation of Suffragettes became a breakaway group.

Like her mother and sister, she was imprisoned many times but her strong pacifist views meant that whereas Emmeline and Christabel threw themselves into the war effort in 1914, Sylvia campaigned passionately against the war. In the 1920s, she was a committed communist and continued to be active in international politics, especially in Ethiopia , until her death in 1960.

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