The Suffragette newspaper was produced by the Women’s Social and Political Union. This was the most prominent women’s suffrage organization in the British Empire. This issue was devoted to the memory of Emily Wilding Davison. Here Davison is shown as an angel with spectators looking on. Above her head reads a phrase “love overcometh. ” […]Read more "The Suffragette Newspaper in Memory of Emily Wilding Davison (1913)"
Ellen Sirleaf had previously fled Liberia fearing political persecution from the Samuel K. Doe government. The 1980 coup brought a military government to power, which became more repressive. Sirleaf served as Minister of Finance under the Tolbert administration, but became a critic of the regime. Taking refuge in the US, she would later return to […]Read more "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Addresses Supporters (1986)"
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the first woman to be elected head of government in the world. She was first elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in 1960. The stamp of her commemorates the fifth Non-Alignment Movement summit conference in 1976. Sirimavo was chosen as the chairwoman of the Non-Alignment Movement that same year. Her […]Read more "Sirimavo Bandaranaike Stamp (1976)"
Soong Mei-ling was responsible for efforts in cementing the US-China relationship during World War II. She gave speeches and lobbied the US for support in the war against the Japanese Empire. The poster above is advertising her speech to Wellesley College in 1943. China was an important ally to the US during World War II. […]Read more "Soong Mei-Ling Wellesley College Speech Poster (1943)"