1. As a child, you probably thought Mary Poppins was the most magical movie in the world.
(And you were right.)
2. Mary Poppins flew her way in with a bag of tricks, and took care of little hooligans Jane and Michael Banks.
3. But there was one important character you probably didn’t pay attention to: Winifred Banks.
Jane and Michael’s mother.
4. Remember the colorful sash she wore over her blue dress? It says “Votes for Women.”
5. You probably even sang “Sister Suffragette” as a child, but never fully understood the greatness of the lyrics.
♫ “Our daughters’ daughters will adore us, and they’ll sing in grateful chorus, ‘Well done, Sister Suffragette!’” ♫
7. She sang “Political equality and equal rights with men!” in a children’s movie. RELEASED 50 YEARS AGO.
YES, Winifred Banks.