Library project tells suffragettes’ stories
Stories of those who fought for women’s rights are being brought to life thanks to a unique partnership between Norfolk Library and Information Service and the University of East Anglia, with funding from the National Lottery.
Suffragette Stories involves making an archive relating to two working-class suffragettes available to schools, libraries, and the public via a digital exhibition.
As part of the project, young people in Cromer, Wymondham, Wroxham, Great Yarmouth, Loddon and Thetford interviewed older members of the community to discover more about the changing role of women in society. They have curated exhibitions in local libraries and workshops are being held at schools across Norfolk this term.
The library service has worked with Words and Women to put together a booklist to challenge and inspire readers, with the whole project finale being an exhibition at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library from 1 to 31 December.
Find out more at suffragettestories.omeka.net