Nellie McClung (1873–1951) was a Canadian feminist, politician, author, and activist best known for her role in the women’s suffrage movement and the successful overturning of the law that failed to recognize women as persons eligible to sit in the Senate. McClung and four other women—Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby—came to be known as "The Famous Five" or "The Valiant Five” for their fight for the equal rights of women. After leaving politics, McClung went on to have a long and successful career as a bestselling author and journalist.
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