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Mary Ann Shadd Cary

(1823—1893) schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist


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(1823–93), teacher, newspaperwoman, abolitionist, lawyer, suffragist.

A key figure in 19th-century African-Canadian history, Shadd was among the first Canadian women to establish, edit, and write for a newspaper. Born of ...

Subjects: United States History — History of the Americas.


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