Saturday 9 Sept 2017 | 2pm – 4pm
Birmingham Women Past & Present Revisited
The walk will start at St Philip’s Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
The Birmingham Women Past & Present Revisited project started in 2016 and focused on a sponsored walk produced in the 1980s by the editors of the Feminist Review journal called ‘Birmingham Women: Past & Present’. The project, which was supported by an Our Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is now almost finished. We have updated the walk, exploring the extent to which women’s activism of the past has been an enabling factor in women’s opportunities today.
This event will feature a small part of the new walk, around Birmingham city centre, revealing unknown stories about Birmingham women. The walk will begin outside St Philip’s Cathedral, the surrounding area home to many significant sites and the cathedral itself the location of a protest by suffragettes in 1914. We will then explore other sites including the former location of King Edward’s School for Girls, where Florence George, author of many famous cookery books, taught cookery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, where an infamous suffragette incident occurred, and Needless Alley, where the American anti-slavery campaigner Ida B. Wells spoke in the 1890s.
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