Photo of the Week: Deeds Not Words

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...
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The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out for us this week:

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Emily Davison right after throwing herself in front of Anmer, 1913

Militant suffragette Emily Davison did not shy away from violent action when it came to advancing the cause of women's rights, including physical assault, arson and throwing herself down an iron staircase while imprisoned. Her final act: stepping in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on June 4, 1913, in England. It's fitting that as a woman of action, her gravestone is inscribed with the motto "Deeds not words."