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Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter

Event Type: History/Genealogy (900)
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 6/23/2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:15 PM
Description:
 Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) was one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in black history. She was born in Wilmington, yet few Delaware residents have ever heard of her. Shadd Cary seems more a woman of our times than of her own. Teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife and mother…it is easy to imagine her as a modern-day superwoman, preaching and practicing a life committed to racial and gender equality. It is harder to imagine a woman, especially a woman of color, leading a life so rich with accomplishments 150 years ago! Learn more about Cary and her contributions to our nation! Program provided by the Delaware Humanities.
Library: Wilmington Library
Location: Jacob Broom Meeting Room
Contact: Iliana Burgos
Contact Number: 302-571-7400ext2404
Presenter: Lora Englehart
Status: Openings


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