Presentation on theme: "BY DANIELLE, SIARA, AND ALEX Women’s Rights. The famous Five The famous five were a group Canadian of women working together to help give all women the."— Presentation transcript:
The famous Five The famous five were a group Canadian of women working together to help give all women the rights they deserve. The famous five consisted of: Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Edwards. The famous five was also called The Valiant Five.
Emily Murphy Emily Murphy was born on March 14 th, 1868 and died on Oct.17 th, 1933 at age 65. She was best known for helping in Canadian Feminism. She was an author, a Canadian Women’s rights activist, and she served as a jurist. She was the third of 6 children. She was the first was the first female judge on the British Empire.
Nellie McClung Born Oct. 20 th, 1873, died Sept. 1 st, 1951 at age 77. She was a member of The Alberta Legislature and a famous suffragist. She was married to Robert Wesley McClung. She was born in Chatsworth Ontario. Her and Robert had 5 children, they are: Mark, Jack, Florence, Horace, and Paul. She taught in a one room school house in Summerset, Manitoba.
Henrietta Muir Edwards Born Dec. 18 th, 1849 and died Nov.10 th, 1931. She was born Henrietta Louise Muir in Montreal. In Oct. 2009 her and the famous five were voted the “honorary Sensations” by the Senate.
Irene Parbly Born Jan.9, 1868 and died July 12,1965. She was born Irene Marryat in London, England and came to Canada in 1896. Parbly helped find the first woman's local United Farms of Alberta in 1913. In 1921 she was elected to the Alberta Legislature for the Riding of Lacombe holding the riding for 14 years.
Louise McKinney Born Sept.22,1868 and died July 10 1931. She was born Louise Crummy in Frankville, Ontario. She was the first woman sworn in to be the legislative Assembly in Alberta. Louise was the first elected woman to a legislature in Canada and in the British Empire from 1917-1921.
Who Was Involved? Emily Murphy- Born March 14,1868 Henrietta Edwards- Born Dec.18,1849 Nellie McClung- Born Oct.20,1873 Irene Parbly- Born Jan.9,1868 Louise McKinney- Born Sept.22,1868 Harriet Tubman- Born March 10,1913 All women everywhere in the world Harriet Tubman
What Happened? These five extraordinary women were the heart and soul of the fight for women’s rights. They were best known as the group who struggled to have women recognized as “people” by law. The right for women (The Person’s Case) is the most well known victory for the Famous Five, They gave women the right to vote and run in elections.
When Did It Happen? They won the right to vote in 1917. They won the right to run in elections in 1919 In the late 19 th century, women could vote only in the town/ city elections and only if they owned property.
Achievements The Famous Five gave women the rights that only men had. Achieving the female suffrage and winning the Person’s Case were highlights in the 20 th century. The Famous Five worked and achieved the following: Equal pay for equal work Laws surroundings women’s property rights
How Did it Happen? They held rallies, gave speeches, and even wrote letters to politicians. In the First World War thousands of women joined the work force and proved to be the equal of men. Manitoba was the first province to give women the right to vote and by 1917 women could vote in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Women got the right to run in elections in 1919.
Where Did it Happen? In all provinces and Territories across Canada. Nellie was from Manitoba. Emily was from Alberta. Henrietta was born in Quebec. Irene was from England. Louise was born in Ontario.