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Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960

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Personal name headingPankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960
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Variant(s)Pankhurst, Sylvia, 1882-1960
Pankhurst, Estelle Sylvia, 1882-1960
Associated countryEthiopia
Birth date1882-05-05
Death date1960-09-27
Place of birthManchester (England)
Place of deathEthiopia
Field of activityCommunism Suffrage
AffiliationEast London Federation of the Suffragettes Communist Party of Great Britain Workers' Suffrage Federation
Profession or occupationNewspaper editors
Found inHer The suffragette.
The suffragette movement, 1977: t.p. (E. Sylvia Pankhurst)
LC data base, 2/24/84 (hdg.: Pankhurst, Estelle Sylvia, 1882-1960; usage: E. Sylvia Pankhurst; variant: Sylvia Pankhurst)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pankhurst, Sylvia; newspaper editor / publisher, socialist, suffragist, anticolonial activist; born 05 May, 1882 in Manchester, England; established East London Federation of Suffragettes and founded weekly paper, the Dreadnought (1920s-1924); established World Suffrage Federation, later World Socialist Federation (1920); founding member of Communist Party of Great Britain (expelled in 1921); established weekly newspaper New Times and Ethiopia News (NT&EN) to advocate for Ethiopia (1934-1956); worked to prevent the recognition of Italian claims to Ethiopia, League of Nations, Britain (1936-1938); sent letters and petitions to politicians and British government to support the Ethiopian cause during the war with Italy; criticized the Anglo-Ethiopian treaties (1942, 1944); visited Eritrea and Ethiopia (1944) and wrote NT&EN publications on British policy; moved to Ethiopia and started Ethiopia Observer (1956); died 27 September, 1960 in Ethiopia)