Nellie Letitia McClung

Nellie Letitia McClung, 1873-1951

“I am Nellie Letitia McClung and I was a Canadian suffragette, politician, author, and social activist, fighting for a wide range of women’s rights. I was a public speaker known for my sense of humour. In 1927, along with four other women, I was one of “The Famous Five” who launched a case contending that women could be “qualified persons” eligible to sit in the Senate. The petition was successful, clearing the way for women to enter politics in Canada.”

Researched by GWL and read by Heather McLean

Animation by Scott Rachel, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

Location: Winnipeg, Canada

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