Nellie Letitia McClung

“People must know the past to understand the present and to face the future.”

A Canadian suffragette, politician, author and social activist, Nellie McClung was part of what came to be known as the Famous Five - a group of women responsible for changing Canadian law to recognize women as people. In 1927, McClung and her group launched the Person’s Case, contending that women should be eligible to sit in the Senate. They won the case and Nellie served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921-26. A pioneer in women’s rights in Canada and around the world, McClung paved the way for many people to first be recognized as human, and second, to chase after their dreams.