Janine will be speaking about the 1920s Poplar Rates Rebellion to introduce a session on Radical Councils. John Burgess from Barnet Unison will also speak, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.
Minnie Lansbury and the Poplar revolt
My political hero! Minnie Lansbury (nee Glassman) 1889-1922 was the child of Polish Jewish immigrants, who in her short life in the East End of London was a school teacher, suffragette, campaigner for the victims of war, and rebel councillor. She died aged only 32, weakened by a six-week prison spell as one of thirty councillors who refused to collect excessive rates in the impoverished London borough of Poplar.
Janine will be giving a presentation about Minnie Lansbury at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives (277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ) as part of Women’s History Month.
Also speaking (provisionally) will be Sarah Jackson about the East London Suffragettes.
UCL Roberts Building, Room G08, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about Minnie Lansbury - East End Suffragette, socialist, school teacher, champion of the victims of war, rebel councillor and my hero! as the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the East London History Society.
East London Central Synagogue, 30-40 Nelson Street, London, E1 2DE
After very brief formal AGM proceedings, there will be two talks, including my presentation on Minnie Lansbury - East End suffragette, socialist, school teacher, champion of the victims of war, rebel councillor and my hero!