In March 2018, Naz Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the National Trust, the National Archives and the Aziz Foundation, organised for a group of school children to take part in ‘Suffragette City’, an immersive historical and theatrical experience which invited pupils to walk in the shoes of a Suffragette and experience what it was like for those campaigning for suffrage in London, before the partial grant of the vote to women in 1918.
The experience highlighted the hidden diverse heroes of the Suffragette movement, such as Indian Princess Sophia Duleep Singh who was a Suffragette and campaigner for women’s rights, and emphasised that the pupils too have an important role in shaping society.
One student reflected: “This is making me feel very proud. There was someone from a different ethnic background who was actually one of the main reasons of the Suffragette movement. This makes me feel like there isn’t only one person in Earth who can do something.”
The day was kindly supported by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.