We are celebrating Emmeline Pankhurst Day on July 14. It is a day to commemorate the life of Emmeline Pankhurst and her fight for equal rights for women suffragettes. Pankhurst was an English political activist. Her actions directly resulted in women gaining voting rights in July 1928. She is often criticized by historians for her militant actions. She died in June 1928 before seeing her lifelong dream come to fruition. Her massive political campaigns resulted in the overall empowerment of women in the United Kingdom.