Mary Ann Shadd Cary, abolitionist

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) established The Provincial Freeman, a newspaper dedicated to the cause of Black refugees. She is designated a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada.

Through the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary we get a better understanding of her roles as a teacher and community activist, writer, newspaper editor, public speaker, recruiting agent for the Union Army or lawyer.

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History

Read an overview of her life and work written by Adrienne Shadd, a great-great-grandniece.

Writings and documentation

Explore records documenting her social activism, and relating to her personal life and family.

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