Friday, October 1, 2010

Charlotte Whitton: Feminist Trailblazer/Ninja

On this day in 1951, Charlotte Whitton was elected the first female mayor of a major Canadian city.  In this photo, the mayor of Ottawa appears to demonstrate her little-known deadly karate skills while speaking at an event in Winnipeg.

Photographer: Hugh Allan; Date: April 7, 1965
Source: Winnipeg Tribune fonds (PC 18, A.81-12) - Box 18, Folder 10671, Item 11

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