Sylvia Pankhurst

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SP , socialist feminist, was a prodigiously energetic writer, battling in print for most of the first half of the twentieth century for causes like the struggle for women's emancipation, the improvement of work and maternity conditions for poor women, and later for Ethiopian independence, in scores of letters, pamphlets, articles, and non-fiction monographs. She also produced a few poems, and translated poetry by others.
Black and white, half-length photograph of Sylvia Pankhurst, standing looking into the camera, holding a thin book. Her hair is centre-parted and loosely pulled back; she wear a long skirt and a top with long sleeves and embossed detail.
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Milestones

5 May 1882
SP was born, the middle daughter in a famous family; her four siblings included Christabel , Adela , and two brothers who died relatively young.
Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
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Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
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1908
The London Magazine printed SP 's article Women Workers of England, illustrated with her own unique paintings.
Homewood, Susan. Sylvia Pankhurst.com.
Mulhallen, Jacqueline. “Sylvia Pankhurst’s Paintings: A Missing Link”. Women’s History Magazine, No. 60, pp. 35 - 8.
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By 20 February 1931
SP published probably her best-known work, her recollections entitled The Suffragette Movement: An Intimate Account of Persons and Ideals.
Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
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December 1955
SP published the 735-page Ethiopia: A Cultural History, featuring many illustrations and prodigious research by her son Richard .
Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
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Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
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27 September 1960
SP died after an attack of coronary thrombosis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
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Biography

SP 's mother christened her Estelle, and the attending doctor added the name Sylvia. She indicated her preference for the latter name early in her life.
Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
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Birth and Influences