Mary on the Green Campaign

calls for a memorial of Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was 'the mother of feminism’. She lived and worked in Newington Green, London. Her achievements include:
Every woman who wants to make an impact on the way this country is run — from the House of Commons to the pub quiz — has Mary Wollstonecraft to thank. Mary Beard, Cambridge Professor of Classics
  • (Film made by Kieron Townend and Bee Rowlatt, with many thanks to Mary Moss, In-spired Music and Sauce Music.)
  • Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, the first book in English arguing for the equality of women and men
  • A pioneering activist for human rights
  • Radical thinker who inspired the suffragettes a century later
  • First female war correspondent and salaried journalist
  • Radical thinker influencing Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin
  • Early children’s author and advocate
  • Mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein