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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Political party'

Image of Black and yellow poster printed with the head of Constance Markievicz, including the text:” I Am Pledged To A Free And Independent Republic... A Workers Republic” Constance Markievicz.

Constance Markievicz

1 March 2024


PHM’s Visitor Experience Team’s Mollie Holden takes a closer look at Irish revolutionary Countess Constance Markievicz, her fight to improve the lives of the working class, and a poster in the museum’s collection.



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Image of Leather jacket worn by campaigner Harry Leslie Smith, around 2013

Standing with Harry: 'the world’s oldest rebel'

25 February 2023


To mark the centenary of Harry’s birth (25 February 1923), PHM Collections Manager Sam Jenkins takes a look at Harry’s story and the iconic jacket that he wore when he took his ‘last stand’ – which is now part of PHM’s collection.



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Image of Saklatvala speaking to a crowd in Trafalgar Square, Communist Party photo collection. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

Shapurji Saklatvala: An anti-colonialist in the heart of empire

1 November 2022


In this blog PHM’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch writes about the MP Saklatvala, the Labour Party’s first MP of colour.  From his early life and membership of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), to his fight for national and colonial issues in parliament.



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Image of A Garland for May, 1895, Walter Crane. Front page of The Clarion. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

May Day: A People’s Holiday

1 May 2022


The history of the early May Day Bank Holiday, investigated by People’s History Museum researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch.



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A British Export that has Defined LGBT+ History, Past and Present

27 August 2021


As part of People History Museum’s (PHM) current programme exploring migration, the museum commissioned a virtual LGBT+ history tour focusing on the themes of race, migration and empire from refugee rights campaigners Prossy Kakooza and Maggy Moyo,  and PHM Community Curator Jenny White.  In this blog post Jenny introduces a selection of items from the museum’s galleries and collection that featured in the tour.

 



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