Famous Five Mural
by Kris Friesen, created 2012
10027 102 Street
In the early 1900s, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Nellie McClung worked tirelessly to advance the rights of women. Because of the efforts of these Alberta activists, a landmark legal decision in 1929 recognized women as persons under Canadian law.
The mural also includes images of women’s activism, from a picket for the right to vote in the early 1900s, to a 1970s celebration of International Women’s Day.