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Working Class Movement Library - a unique collection capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people's efforts to improve their world. Open to all
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WCML Mar 27
Nice to see our LGBT History Month speakers featuring here -
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WCML Mar 27
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WCML Mar 27
Part Four in a series about a cartoon scrapbook from the 1830s, The Royal Dog Billy, is now at
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WCML Mar 27
Radical Resources: Sheila Rowbotham on Raymond Williams via
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Glasgow Women's Library Mar 27
This Friday we're bringing you some online reading to keep you company, brought together by wonderful volunteer Melody, who says, "After all, if nothing else, it has never been more heroic to stay at home and read!"
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On This Day She Mar 27
in 1943 Dutch cellist & conductor Frieda Belinfante took part in bombing Amsterdam's population registry to stop Nazis identifying forged papers helping Jews escape. Fleeing to Switzerland & the US, she founded Orange County's Philharmonic Soc.
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DailyRadical History Mar 26
Mar 26 1871 - 227,000 electors elect 101 representatives to the Paris Commune. 21 of these were radical socialists and members of the International Working-men's Association. Those elected took an average wage and were recallable.
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Mapping Women's Suffrage Mar 26
New on our map glimpse into the lives of Cheltenham Votes for Women supporters & vegetarians Edward & Emmeline Wilkins & Charlotte Bardsley & how this tricky trio tried to outwit gov officials on census night 1911. Thanks Sue Jones &
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On This Day She Mar 26
in 1927 the first film Dorothy Arzner directed, Fashions for Women, was released. The only female director of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' - and the most prolific, with 3 silent movies & 14 talkies - her work inspired early feminist film criticism.
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WCML Mar 26
Good news. Our exhibition 'Thomas Paine: citizen of the world', due to end today, is extended - we've uploaded the illustrated booklet containing all the text from the exhibition boards at
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Bricks&Water-Alexatours Canal Gdn & Building Tours Mar 25
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IALHI Mar 25
MORE ONLINE ACCESSIBLE CONTENT A collection of newspapers, journals, pamphlets, leaflets and annual reports of different groups covering women's campaigns from the late 19th century until the 1930s. Thanks to for sharing the info!
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WCML Mar 25
Up on our Facebook page, part 3 in our series sharing images from our forthcoming publication ‘HB’ & the art of political theatre, featuring an 1830s cartoon scrapbook bought with money. This is Leap Frog, 23 April 1831. Find out more at
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DailyRadical History Mar 25
Mar 25 1965 - 3200 demonstrators, led by Martin Luther King arrive in Montgomery, after week long march in support of voting rights for black Americans.
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Haunt Manchester Mar 25
Enjoying the work of today: bringing Industrial Revolution broadside ballads & Lancashire dialect song alive! Visit her site for records, books & more Our interviewed Jennifer previously
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IALHI Mar 25
📣 VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS 🗄 Child refugees from the Spanish Civil War The 's Spanish Collection is the largest archive and library on the British response to the Spanish Civil War in the UK. Check it out:
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The Horsfall Mar 24
Enjoy the new online exhibition, featuring all 50 artworks from the temporarily closed 'Talking Sense':
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WCML Mar 24
Head to for more about another cartoon by 'HB' (John Doyle) from the time of the furore leading up to the 1832 Reform Act - with Wellington depicted as an elderly woman
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Jennifer Reid Mar 24
Lockdown tunes! Thought I'd sing Wayvin' Mewsic by John Hartley for you. Background crochet done by yours truly. made me do it! You can find my work at 🌸🌼🌷🌺🌻🌿🌱
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On This Day She Mar 24
When composer Ethel Smyth was arrested at a suffragette riot in London in March 1912, suffragettes sang her anthem, "The March of Women", in the prison yard. Smyth was the first woman to have an opera performed at New York's Metropolitan Opera, in 1902.
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