In the 1970s, historian Sir Brian Harrison embarked on a huge project to record the experiences of women who had been part of the UK suffrage movement in the early part of the 20th Century. Now in the 100th anniversary year of women in Britain finally being granted the vote, journalist Jane Garvey listens through some of the 205 tapes to get an idea of their lives as well as the risks and sacrifices the women made in their fight for equality.
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In New Zealand’s 125 years of women voting, there was a dramatic show of support for this centennial observance when Meghan Markle spoke in New Zealand to affirm this remarkable achievement of NZ women this month. A statue of Annie Kenney, suffrage activist, will be unveiled in December 2018 outside Oldham Town Hall in the UK. This year the UK is celebrating the Representation of the People Act of 1918 that gave some women the right to vote. The full franchise came a decade later.
The New York State Museum in Albany, New York has the statue model of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony designed for Central Park in NYC on display through March of 2019. The completed statue will be unveiled in Central Park in NYC in 2020.
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