Historic Sites of Manitoba: Famous Five Monument (Osborne Street, Winnipeg)
The Famous Five who legally gained the right for women to vote in Canada in 1929 ~ That is pretty recently! There are identical statues erected to their achievement in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta since they all lived in Alberta when involved in this historic and vital legal challenge. The statue shown here erected at the Manitoba Legislature in 2010. Created by local sculptor Helen Granger on behalf of the Nellie McClung Foundation.
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Emily Howard Stowe, née Jennings, physician (b at Norwich, UC 1 May 1831; d at Toronto 30 Apr 1903). A lifelong champion of women's rights, Emily Stowe taught school in Brantford and Mount Pleasant, Canada W, and in 1856
Veronica Foster, popularly known as "Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl", was a Canadian icon
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'Tower of Freedom', Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The tower faces the Gateway to Freedom monument found across the Detroit River in Detroit Michigan and together are called the International Memorial to the Underground Railroad. A 22 foot tower with a bronze Flame of Freedom created by sculptor Ed Dwight. The monument honours the harrowing journey made by thousands in search of freedom and pays tribute to Ontario’s role in the Underground Railroad."
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Farley Mowat, OC, author, environmentalist, activist (born 12 May 1921 in Belleville, Ontario; died 6 May 2014 in Port Hope, ON). Mowat is one of Canada's most widely read authors. His books have been translated into 52 languages and have sold more than 17 million copies around the world.
Dr. Emily Stowe was the first female doctor to practice in Canada, and an activist for women's rights and suffrage. Emily Stowe was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. Emily’s public struggle to achieve equality for women began in 1852, when she applied for admission to Victoria College, Cobourg, Ontario. Refused on the grounds that she was female, she applied to the Normal School for Upper Canada, which Egerton Ryerson had recently founded in Toronto.
Laura Ingersoll Secord (1775-1868) - Find A Grave...
Canadian Heroine of the War of 1812. Born in Massachusetts in 1775, she moved to Canada with her parents and siblings after the American Revolution. In 1794 she married James Secord. In June of 1813 during the War of 1812, Secord's house in Queenston, Ontario, was taken over by US troops and used as their base. One...
On this day in 1929 Women were declared "persons" under Canadian law. The "Famous Five": Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby appealed the Supreme Court decision to turn them down and won. Happy Person's Day!
Une Exposition Herstory An Exhibition
This retrospective exhibition is an attempt to capture the flavour of 20 years of work on a unique feminist project. It samples the pages of Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar from 1974 to 1995, and provides a good introduction to Canadian women's history.