Women Are Persons! - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Country_Wife
N 51° 02.730 W 114° 03.600
11U E 706077 N 5658997
Quick Description: Emily Murphy is inviting you to sit in her chair, and join the Famous Five in celebrating that women in Canada are officially "persons" under the law.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 7/10/2012 9:49:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMEVKX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 14

Long Description:

This sculpture invites the viewer to participate in a great moment in Canadian history. It is late October, 1929. After a long legal battle, the news has finally arrived that women have been declared "persons" under the law (Persons case). Nellie McClung and Irene Parlby have just come inside with a newspaper bearing the headline. McClung holds up the newspaper for the others to see, while Parlby points at it. The other three women have been having tea, which was often the setting for their political discussions. Henrietta Muir Edwards raises her teacup in a toast, while Louise McKinney clasps her hands together in excitement. Emily Murphy has risen from her chair, and gestures to the onlooker to join the happy group by taking her seat.

This is the first of two monuments to the Famous Five. The other one, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, has the same components but arranged slightly differently.

Location description: On Stephen Avenue Walk, SW corner of Olympic Plaza

Statue's Subject: "Famous Five": Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung (newspaper), Henrietta Muir Edwards (teacup raised), Louis McKinney (hands clasped), Irene Parlby (pointing)

Artist: Barbara Paterson

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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