Nellie McClung

A Female Activist

It was on this day in 1916, a photograph of Nellie McClung was taken with fellow suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst.
Nellie McClung earned Canadian women the right to vote.
Today you can explore Nellie's home and garden in Calgary.
Although she is perhaps best known for her social activism, being an author was her “day job”. Nothing inspired her more than her garden.
Her first book was called, "Sowing Seeds in Danny". It has been compared to L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Both books were immediate best-sellers in Canada.

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Nellie McClung
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