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People/Characters: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
Nine black women by Moira Ferguson
Rabble Rousers: Twenty American Women Who Made a Difference by Cheryl Harness

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. She was the first Black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada.

Shadd Cary was an abolitionist who became the first female African-American newspaper editor in North America when she edited The Provincial Freeman in 1853. In 1856, she married Thomas F. Cary, a Toronto barber.

Mary Ann Shadd in Wikipedia
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