Mary Ann Shadd: Publisher, Editor, Teacher, Lawyer, Suffragette

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Mary Ann Shadd was a fascinating woman who saw injustices and acted to correct them. In a period in which women were not considered to have rights, she was a leader in several areas.

  • First Black woman editor in North America.
  • First woman editor of an anti-slavery newspaper in Ontario.
  • Staunch opponent of slavery and fought against it in many ways.
  • First woman to be admitted to Howard University Law School.
  • First Black woman to be allowed to vote in a federal election in Washington, D.C.

Mary Ann Shadd encouraged Black people to become self-sufficient through her teaching, speaking and writing. Her activities to assist Black people made a significant difference during a period of history in both Canada and the United States that cried out for leadership.

  • Author: Rosemary Sadlier
  • Paperback: 80 Pages
  • Dimensions: 19.05 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher: Umbrella Press (October 1, 1995)