Black History In Canada

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Title

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Description

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) was a black American who, despite being born free, came to Canada when the U.S. Fugitive Slave Act was implemented in 1850. She was a teacher, abolitionist, and activist. In 1853 she became the first woman in Canada to found a newspaper, the Provincial Freeman. During the American Civil War she was hired to recruit black soldiers to fight in the war. She has been designated a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada.

Source

Library and Archives Canada

Date

ca. 1850

Rights

Copyright Expired

Format

PNG

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Mikan no. 3191895

Citation

“Mary Ann Shadd Cary,” Black History In Canada, accessed October 18, 2018, http://blackhistoryincanada.ca/items/show/24.