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Activist Collection

Background imageActivist Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst a suffragette, on her way to Cannon Row after smacking Inspector Jarviss face. 1909

Background imageActivist Collection: Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany

Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), Marxist activist in Germany. Date: early 20th century

Background imageActivist Collection: Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson
ELLEN CICELY WILKINSON Trade union and womens rights activist, who led the march of workers to London on the Jarrow Crusade

Background imageActivist Collection: Marguerite Durand / Losque

Marguerite Durand / Losque
MARGUERITE DURAND French womens rights activist and journalist: a satirical depiction

Background imageActivist Collection: Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker

Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker, linking arms with others and walking along a road

Background imageActivist Collection: William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor

William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor
William Charles Rust (1903-1949), British communist activist, member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and editor of the Daily Worker newspaper, seen here at his desk

Background imageActivist Collection: Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch

Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch
Front cover of The Sketch featuring a photograph by Cecil Beaton of Miss Nancy Cunard (1896 - 1965), heiress, poet and political activist, owner of the Hours Printing Press

Background imageActivist Collection: Juan Luna Novicio (1857-1899). Engraving. Colored

Juan Luna Novicio (1857-1899). Engraving. Colored
Juan Luna Novicio (1857-1899). Filipino artist. Engraving by Saderna. The Artistic Illustration 1884. Colored

Background imageActivist Collection: WW2 Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst - Womens War Emergency Council

WW2 Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst - Womens War Emergency Council
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) - (standing) presiding over the Womens War Emergency Council which she started immediately after the outbreak of WW2

Background imageActivist Collection: Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. Placards read: Black Dwarf, Axel Springer Today! Cecil King Tomorrow

Background imageActivist Collection: Mustafa Shokay, Khazak statesman and public figure

Mustafa Shokay, Khazak statesman and public figure
Mustafa Shokay (1890-1941), statesman, political activist, scholar and public figure, ideologist of the struggle for freedom and independence of the Common Turkestan. circa early 1940s

Background imageActivist Collection: Margaret Bondfield - Labour MP - 1st female cabinet minister

Margaret Bondfield - Labour MP - 1st female cabinet minister
Margaret Grace Bondfield CH PC (1873-1953) was a British Labour politician, trade unionist and womens rights activist. She became the first female cabinet minister

Background imageActivist Collection: Peter Kropotkin, Russian historian and scientist

Peter Kropotkin, Russian historian and scientist
Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), Russian historian, scientist, philosopher, anarchist, socialist, revolutionary and activist Date: circa 1900

Background imageActivist Collection: Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and author (1872-1970)

Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and author (1872-1970), sitting on the pavement with other protesters as part of a CND demonstration in London, under a large banner: Committee of 100

Background imageActivist Collection: Anti-apartheid demo at Lord's

Anti-apartheid demo at Lord's
A street full of people outside Lord's cricket ground on the first day on the England v South Africa Second Test Match

Background imageActivist Collection: Protest against Lions playing South Africa

Protest against Lions playing South Africa
Anti-Apartheid Movement demonstrators picketing in Twickenham to stop the British national rugby team playing against South Africa. Their placards read don't play with apartheid'. Date: c

Background imageActivist Collection: Shell petrol boycott

Shell petrol boycott
A group of protesters stand outside a Shell garage holding placards calling for people to boycott Shell fuel due to the company's links with South Africa and apartheid. Date: c. 1988

Background imageActivist Collection: Mike Terry Leader Speaking Annual General Meeting

Mike Terry Leader Speaking Annual General Meeting
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Background imageActivist Collection: Allan Boesak speaking at NUJ

Allan Boesak speaking at NUJ
Allan Boesak, South African cleric and politician, stands at a podium making a speech to the National Union of Journalists in Central Hall, Westminster, London

Background imageActivist Collection: Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Banks at anti-apartheid demo

Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Banks at anti-apartheid demo
Jeremy Corbyn MP and Tony Banks are pictured at an Anti-Apartheid Movement demonstration in London, holding up documents reading solidarity with South-African and Namibian miners

Background imageActivist Collection: Nelson Mandela Freedom March

Nelson Mandela Freedom March
Demonstrators leaving Manchester as they take part in the Glasgow to London Nelson Mandela Freedom March of 1988. Children join in the demonstration

Background imageActivist Collection: Morning Star gala

Morning Star gala
Retired Dockers Union leader Jack Dash (on the right) and communist activist Peter Kerrigan (on the left) help out on the Morning Star stall at the gala at Charlton House organised by Greenwich

Background imageActivist Collection: Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, actors and political activists

Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, actors and political activists
Vanessa Redgrave (b 1937), with her brother Corin Redgrave (1939-2010) in the middle. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageActivist Collection: Vanessa Redgrave, renowned English actress

Vanessa Redgrave, renowned English actress
Vanessa Redgrave (b 1937), renowned English actress of stage, screen and television, and political activist. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageActivist Collection: Harold Pinter, English writer, director, political activist

Harold Pinter, English writer, director, political activist
Harold Pinter (1930-2008), English playwright, poet, screenwriter, actor, theatre director and left-wing political activist. Seen here giving a speech. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageActivist Collection: Walter Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist

Walter Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist
Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (1912-2003), South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC). Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivist Collection: Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter

Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter
Peter "Pete" Seeger (b 1919), American folk musician and singer-songwriter. From the 1960s onwards he has performed protest music in support of international disarmament

Background imageActivist Collection: Scargill Arthur Speaking Speech Rhetoric Left

Scargill Arthur Speaking Speech Rhetoric Left
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Background imageActivist Collection: Sylvia Syms, English actress, in demonstration

Sylvia Syms, English actress, in demonstration
Sylvia Syms (b 1934), English actress, seen here taking part in a demonstration against the Apartheid Movement in South Africa

Background imageActivist Collection: Peter Tatchell and others, Bermondsey by-election

Peter Tatchell and others, Bermondsey by-election
Peter Gary Tatchell (b 1952), Australian-born British political activist. Seen here (second from left) as the Labour Party candidate at the declaration of votes for a by-election in Bermondsey

Background imageActivist Collection: Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British political activist

Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British political activist
Peter Gary Tatchell (b 1952), Australian-born British political activist. Seen here talking to people on the street and handing out leaflets while fighting a by-election in Bermondsey

Background imageActivist Collection: Oliver Tambo, Trevor Huddleston and others

Oliver Tambo, Trevor Huddleston and others
Oliver Reginald Tambo (1917-1993), South African anti-apartheid politician and prominent member of the African National Congress (ANC)

Background imageActivist Collection: Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman

Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman
Desmond Tutu (The Most Rev Dr Desmond Mpilo Tutu, b 1931), South African activist and Christian clergyman. He was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa

Background imageActivist Collection: Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc

Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc
James "Jimmy" Reid (1932-2010), Scottish trade union activist, orator, politician and journalist. Seen here (centre) taking part in a street demonstration

Background imageActivist Collection: Linus Pauling, American chemist, peace activist and writer

Linus Pauling, American chemist, peace activist and writer
Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), American chemist, peace activist, author and educator, winner of two Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry in 1954 and one for Peace in 1962

Background imageActivist Collection: Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist in South Africa

Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist in South Africa
Steve Biko (Stephen Biko, 1946-1977), anti-apartheid activist in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s. He founded the Black Consciousness Movement, and died in police custody. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivist Collection: Gordon McLennan, communist and political activist

Gordon McLennan, communist and political activist
Gordon McLennan (1924-2011), former leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain, its National Organiser 1966-1975 and its General Secretary 1976-1989

Background imageActivist Collection: Leo McGree, communist and trades union activist

Leo McGree, communist and trades union activist
Leo McGree (1900-1967), member of the Communist Party of Great Britain and trades union activist Seen here taking part in a political rally

Background imageActivist Collection: Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist

Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist
Compton Mackenzie (Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, 1883-1972), English-born Scottish novelist and nationalist. Aside from his writing he also worked as an actor

Background imageActivist Collection: Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader

Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), American clergyman, political activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageActivist Collection: Jesse Jackson, Keith Vaz, Diane Abbott and Bernie Grant

Jesse Jackson, Keith Vaz, Diane Abbott and Bernie Grant
Jesse Jackson (Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, b 1941), American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Seen here at a press conference table alongside Keith Vaz (Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz)

Background imageActivist Collection: Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist

Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist
Jesse Jackson (Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, b 1941), American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Seen here speaking at a press conference. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageActivist Collection: George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British

George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British
george, galloway, bruce, kent, 1954, scottish, british, left, wing, politics, political, politician, labour, socialist, socialism, mp, founder, respect, party, walking, 1929, activist, activism

Background imageActivist Collection: Bernadette Devlin, political activist and MP

Bernadette Devlin, political activist and MP
Bernadette Devlin (Josephine Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, b 1947), socialist republican political activist in Northern Ireland, MP for Mid Ulster 1969-1974

Background imageActivist Collection: Cardinal Basil Hume and Fenner Brockway

Cardinal Basil Hume and Fenner Brockway
Cardinal Basil Hume (George Basil Hume, 1923-1999, standing), English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Westminster from 1976, speaking at Central Hall, Westminster, London

Background imageActivist Collection: Jesse Jackson with Linda Bellos

Jesse Jackson with Linda Bellos
Jesse Jackson (Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, b 1941), American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Seen here at a press conference with Linda Bellos (b 1950)

Background imageActivist Collection: Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of Karl Marx

Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of Karl Marx
Eleanor "Tussy" Marx (1855-1898), also known as Eleanor Marx Aveling, the English-born youngest daughter of Karl Marx. She was a social activist and literary translator. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageActivist Collection: Billy Bragg, singer, songwriter, and political activist

Billy Bragg, singer, songwriter, and political activist
The singer, songwriter, alternative rock musician and left-wing political activist Billy Bragg (Stephen William Bragg, b 1957). Seen here singing and playing an electric guitar. Date: circa 1980s



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