The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The Suffragettes campaigned for women to have this right. There were many people, including women, who did not believe that women should vote. They fought against it.
Did you know that some Suffragettes handcuffed themselves to railings and broke shop windows in order to get the police to arrest them? If they were arrested, the women would go on hunger strikes to make their voices heard. The police attempted to force feed them and this led to allegations of police brutality and created sympathy for the Suffragettes.
Today Marvin and Huck visited the grave sites of many of these brave women at the First State National Historical Park in Delaware. They were so proud of them for standing up for what they believed in. It got Marvin and Huck excited about speaking out about injustices too. What injustices do you see in the world? Who is speaking out about them? What can you do to lift your voice? Share your findings on Social Media @dacia92 #MarvinandHuck and #ExpeditionsInEducation to receive your digital badge. You can also email your answers to email@example.com SUBJECT: Marvin & Huck