Ninković Sisters

Сестре Нинковић, фото: Никола Мајдак млађи

Milica (Novi Sad, 1854 – Kragujevac, 1881) and Anka (Novi Sad,1855 – Belgrade, 1923) Ninković were our first politically educated feminists, members of the socialist movement and among the first active female politicians. They participated in the establishment of socialist newspapers, and because of their writing and open promotion of socialist and feminist ideas, the Serbian authorities threatened them with expulsion (which they avoided by getting married). For the demonstrations held in 1876 in Kragujevac, called The Red Flag, which started after a failed election fraud, the Ninković sisters sewed the red flags.

Creative direction: Aleksandra
Photo: Nikola Majdak jr