Emmeline Pankhurst
Emily Blunt Reads Emmeline Pankhurst’s Famous Speech From 1913

Listen to actress Emily Blunt read Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous “Kill Me Or Give Me My Freedom” speech at the People Event in London in September of 2012. Pankhurst, the leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain, originally delivered the speech in 1913 in an attempt to mobilize women in the fight for political recognition and rights. Although her tactics have been criticized for their militancy, Pankhurst is remembered as a critical actor in redefining the political and social role of British women.

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