Vanishing For The Vote: The Suffragette Census Boycott Across Manchester – And Beyond at Manchester Central Library
Dr Jill Liddington, Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Leeds, will discuss her new book,Vanishing for The Vote, which tells the story of what happened on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911. The Liberal government, which still denied women the vote, ordered every household to comply with its census requirements resulting in suffragette organizations urging women to boycott this census.
Jill Liddington will take us through this fascinating topic with a particular focus on the events in Manchester. Archives+ will provide supporting archive documentation for attendees to view and handle.
The event will take place in Manchester’s beautifully refurbished Central Library, and tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.