Hellen Nellie Mcclung: A Canadian Feminist
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Hellen Nellie McClung: A Canadian Feminist
Helen "Nellie" Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin
on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family
moved to Manitoba when she was six years old.
One of Nellie's best influences was her mother. Her family's influence
was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every
child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to
learn all she could. (9, Wright) Nellie at age ten, went to school at
Northfield School. This is where her education started.
Nellie's dream was to be a teacher like her sister Hannah. Teaching was
one of the few jobs open to women. She started her 'voyage' at age fifteen by
passing the Second Class Teachers' Examination. She went on to earn a higher
teaching certificate at Winnipeg Collegiate in 1893. She went on to teach at
Hazel Public Sch...
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