Manchester was the center of the women's emancipation movement in 1866
She went to a school in France called Ecole Normale when she was 14
Emmeline Goulden met Dr. Richard Pankhurst who was a lawyer, he also supported radical causes such as women's suffrage.
Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst along with fellow activists formed the women's franchise league to gain the vote for women, but Richard tried to make I too man things so the league disbanded the same year it was made.
The worked with the party to help feed multitudes of poor and unemployed people in Manchester. During this time she was also elected a poor law guardian and sent time visiting workhouses in Manchester becoming aware of the shocking levels of poverty. They fed 2,000 unemployed people per day
After her husband's death she threw herself into the Women's Suffrage Movement forming the new Women's Franchise League.
Emmeline and nine other women were arrested for attempting to make a speech in support of a women's right to vote.
The WSPU broke the windows of government buildings and began to throw small stones threw the prime minister's own house.
The women in prison who were Emmeline's followers went on hunger strikes, because of this they were violently force fed.
Emmeline went on a lecturing tour in America and her opening words were, "I am what you call a hooligan.
The WSPU started a large scale mashing of shop windows which led to the arresting of the WSPU leader, Emmeline, she was sentenced nine months.
Emmeline Pankhurst was convicted of breaking windows and sent to Holloway Prison. In prison she went on hunger strike in protest of the awful conditions.
Emmeline's daughter, Christabel, took leadership of the WSPU, their tactics became increasingly militant. Many members left saying that violence was counter productive. Adela and Sylvia Pankhurst two of her other daughters left creating a rift in the family which was never healed.
Emmeline and her daughter Christabel formed the Women's Party which supported equal rights for all women and maternity benefits.
Emmeline died shortly before women were given full voting rights.