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.
Scraps of History
My class just finished their Biography Book projects on Friday. They had to create a scrapbook page of a famous person in history. They de...
ARCHIVED - Are Women Persons? The "Persons" Case - The Archivist - Publications - Library and Archives Canada
Emily G. Murphy (1868-1933), instigator of the Persons Case, writer, and first woman magistrate in the British Empire. She pioneered married women’s rights, was National President of the Canadian Women’s Press Club 1913-1920, vice-president of the National Council of Women and first president of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” -an excerpt from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Famous Five were five very influential Canadian women. They fought for women’s rights. They believed that women had the right to vote and in turn the right to be voted into the…
Famous Five. Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parbly, 1927 argued the "persons case" to make women legally a "person" that could sit in the senate
Why We Celebrate Women's History Month
Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Learn when, where and how March became the month dedicated to the women who have changed American history.
heroines.ca, Women in Canadian History
Alberta Grade 5 Social Studies 5.3.3 - The Famous 5 - Women are Persons - Five Alberta women fought to have Canadian women recognized constitutionally as "persons"
Respect for several important rights in Canada arose because of the efforts of a group of women known as the Famous Five! The Women are Persons! Monument. (Copyright M. Forster.) Who were the Famous Five? How did they identify the need for change in Canadian laws? How did the changes brought on by their actions affect individual rights in Canada?
How the Persons Case Brought Recognition to Women in Canada
In the Persons Case in the 1920s, five Alberta women fought and won a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act.
Women's History Month: Irene Parlby One of the Famous Five
The Famous Five were 5 Canadian women who created a petition in 1927 they sent to the Supreme Court of Canada to ask if women were "persons...