Use your Vote! She couldn’t
Sarah Parker Remond (1824-1894)
My stitched portrait shows Sarah outside 48 Bedford Square, the original home of Bedford College. http://beginnings.ioe.ac.uk/begsholloway.html This website tells more about the College and women who founded it, many of whom campaigned against slavery and asked tor the vote
Sarah travelled through Britain lecturing on the horrors of slavery in America at a time when Englishwomen rarely spoke in public. After supporting the Suffrage Petition in1866 she trained and practiced as a doctor
Sarah was the child of freed slaves, brought up in New York. She and her brother campaigned against slavery. Once she went to the theatre and was thrown out because she was Black. She took the theatre to court and won. She was unable to continue her education in New York so came over to London in the 1850’s to further her education at Bedford College and stayed with campaigners for women’s rights who were active in the women’s anti-slavery campaigns in Britain. She travelled round Britain as an acclaimed anti-slavery lecturer. After signing the petition in she went to Florence where she trained and practiced as a doctor for many years.