By Howard L
Introduction To Nellie McClung
Nellie McClung was born on the 20th of October, 1873, in Chatsworth Ontario. She was a political activist, suffragist and a reformer for the women’s rights, and later became a legislator from her success. Nellie McClung was a real hero, she showed courage and perseverance for what she was fighting for, the right for women to have to vote, she gave a voice to the voiceless.
Nellie McClung was aware of these issues, and knew the consequences if she didn't act, so she stepped up and wanted to make change. Nellie McClung played the leading role in the liberal campaign in 1914 against the conservatives, that were against women's suffrage. She was also the leader of the Women's parliament, which raised a lot of awareness for women's reforming movement. She used satire, and portrayed the premier, and mocked him for dismissing the women's suffrage.
Achievements in Her Lifetime
- In 1916, Manitoba became the first province in Canada that gave women the right to vote.
- By 1919, Every women throughout Canada gained suffrage, except Quebec which happened later in 1940,
- In 1927, the Famous Five was formed, and they made the "person's case", which then allowed women to appoint to senate.
Nellie McClung was an author.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize.
The Famous Five
The 5 women activists that were involved in the "person's case", which allowed women to run for office.