A new mural in downtown Edmonton pays tribute to the Famous Five, the activists who played a key role in having women declared "persons" under Canadian law in 1929.

Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards are depicted in the work by Edmonton artist Kris Friesen, which is painted on the side of the Melcor parkade at 100th Avenue and 102nd Street.

Premier Alison Redford and Mayor Stephen Mandel helped unveil the mural at a ceremony on Tuesday morning.