Clementina Black


Born in Brighton in 1854 to the David Black, a successful solicitor, and Maria Patten a talented portrait painter.

In 1886 Clementina became acquainted with Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, and this was to form the basis of her political beliefs and activism.

She quickly became involved in the Women’s Trade Union League and, that same year, was elevated to the position of honorary secretary.

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