Saturday 6 February 2021

Firebrand German Revolutionary - Karl Liebknecht speaks at Southampton May 1896

Karl Liebknecht the great German socialist orator spoke at a Social Democratic Federation (SDF) meeting in Southampton in May 1896 at St Mary's Hall, Southampton May 1896
 "They were one people striving to overcome capitalism & despotism" 

Councillor John Exten SDF also spoke,  he had been elected in 1894 (St Mary's) as one of the first working class radical councillors in Southampton

1901 Exten involved as delegate to housing conference