Courage calls to courage

A bronze statue of Milicent Fawcett now stands outside Britain’s Parliament.

It’s the first statue of a woman to stand alongside the statues of 11 men, including Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.

Fawcett was president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies and a leader in the movement that secured British women over 30 the right to vote in 1918.

“I would not be standing here today as prime minister…were it not for one truly great woman—Dame Millicent Garret Fawcett,” said Prime Minister Theresa May at the unveiling of the statue on April 24, 2018.

The statue shows Fawcett holding a banner proclaiming “Courage calls to courage everywhere,” a phrase from one of her speeches.

We read about the statue in the April 25, 2018, issue of The Dallas Morning News.

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