On Saturday, 21 October 1837, Newcastle printer John Turnbull published the first edition of the Northern Liberator, one of the longest-lived and best-read Chartist newspapers.
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On the 27 June 1838 an estimated 70,000 people attended a political gathering on the Town Moor where prominent Chartists, among them the Chartist leader, Feargus O’Connor, delivered speeches that e
Elizabeth Spence Watson was a social reformer who played a key role in Tyneside politics and education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
On 5 January 1839 the Northern Liberator recorded that a meeting had been held in the New Lecture Hall to form a 'Female Political Union'.
Tension had been building up in Newcastle during the summer of 1839 due to Chartist campaigns around the region, and as a result meetings in the Forth—a familiar meeting ground—were banned on 29 Ju
Harriet Martineau (1802-1877) has been described as Britain’s first female journalist, the first professional ‘woman of letters’, and the founder of the modern discipline we call sociology.
Frederick Douglass, one of the great antislavery activists, visited Tyneside in the first week of August, 1846 in the midst of his twenty-month trip around the United Kingdom.
On December 5th 1846 a remarkable set of papers were filed in Baltimore County (Maryland, USA).
Over a century before one internationally renowned American peace activist, Martin Luther King Jr, visited Newcastle Upon-Tyne, the city played host to another on the 13th of November 1846.
Anna Howard Shaw was a women's rights activist. She was born Ann Howard Shaw on 14 February 1847 in Newcastle Upon Tyne.