KCW Today: Sculpture celebrating women’s votes revealed in Parliament

Photo Credit: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

“A new light sculpture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the campaign for female suffrage has been revealed in the Houses of Parliament.  The artwork which is called: New Dawn was designed by Parliament’s Artist-in-Residence for Women’s Suffrage, Mary Branson, and will be permanently located above the St. Stephen’s entrance.  New Dawn will be presented to the public exactly 150 years after John Stuart Mill MP brought the first mass petition calling for women’s votes into the House of Commons in 1866. While women did not achieve full equality until 1928, many still believe that the Stuart Mill’s petition was the real beginning of the seventy year campaign involving hundreds of thousands of people throughout Britain.”

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