Monthly Archives: March 2014

From the archives: The Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal (Herstory 2007)

As the Boer War ended, industrialization was intensifying in Montreal – also the social ills it brought with it. Charities, usually women either religious or well-to-do, arose to addres society’s new needs; Black women, genearlly excluded from these, formed their … Continue reading

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From the archives: Emily Murphy (Herstory 1974)

Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes: Emily Murphy Emily Murphy is best known for her undaunted work in the “persons case,” the battle she waged for eight years to prove that women are persons in the eyes of the law. She was … Continue reading

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From the archives: Catherine Hennessey (Herstory 2012)

Born in September 1933, Catherine G. Hennessey was raised in Charlottetown near the city’s historic Queen Square and has lived, for the most part, on Prince Edward Island. Her enthusiasm and passion for PEI’s “place in the world” has not … Continue reading

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From the archives: Pitseolak Ashoona (Herstory 1974)

Featured in Herstory 1974, artist Pitseolak Ashoona was “part of one of the last generations of Inuit who grew up with the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit since before 1000 BC.” (Wikipedia) Pitseolak began drawing in the … Continue reading

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