Sylvia Pankhurst. How many of us know her name? How many of us remember how her actions started the movement to allow women the right to vote.
Suffragettes. They wore purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope. They marched and organized and suffered for women to be given political equality.
March is Women's History Month and it's a good time for us to say a silent "thank you" to Ms. Pankhurst, her sister Christabell Pankhurst and mother Emmeline, and the other suffragettes who fought for the rights we take for granted.