Although the Famous 5 are most well-known for fighting
the courts to have women declared "persons" under law, in
order to get a complete sense of Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby,
Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards,
one must explore their involvements in several spheres. The
following pages allow a glimpse into their private lives as
well as their individual community involvements and literary
or political achievements.
Follow these pages to receive a further introduction into
the lives of these brave and revolutionary women from
Alberta. To experience the Famous 5 in their own words,
follow the various links to "Readings," excerpted from the
writing published during their lives.