Glasgow Suffragette March for International Women’s Day

On May 7, 2015, the day before International Women’s Day, the March of Women took place in Glasgow. As part of the filmed public art event, women dressed up as suffragettes to celebrate “the achievements of Scottish women past and present.”

Photo credit: Steve Welsh

Photo credit: Steve Welsh

The celebrations began in the Glasgow Women’s Library with a performance of the play Suffragette by Cicely Hamilton, an English writer, actress, and suffragette herself. A procession then took to the the streets of Bridgeton before finishing at Glasgow Green.

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Photo credit: Steve Welsh

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A page from “Beware! A Warning to Suffragists” – a pamphlet by Cicely Hamilton. Source: Working Class Movement Library

Photo credit: Steve Welsh

Photo credit: Steve Welsh

Read the full article and see more of the stunning photos of the day at The Herald Scotland.

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