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Mary Ann Shadd Kerry mary and chad Carey an American Canadian newspaper editor and publisher journalist teacher lawyer abolitionist and suffragist credited as the first black female newspaper editor.

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And publisher in North America and the second black woman to earn a law degree in the united states shadd Carey is renowned as a courageous pioneer in the fight for abolition and women’s suffrage.

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Mary Ann Shadd was born on October 9 1823 in Wilmington Delaware her parents were dedicated abolitionists and used their home as a station on the underground railroad to provide a safe haven to escape slaves following her graduation from Pennsylvania boarding school.

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She became a teacher Frederick Douglass published her first work in his newspaper in 1948 which was a bold call to action for the abolitionist movement in the wake of the fugitive slave act of 1850.

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A major threat to black people in u.s comma the shad family moved north to Canada it was there in 1853 that shadd launched her historic newspaper.

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The provincial freeman a weekly black publication geared especially toward escaped slaves following her marriage shadd Kerry moved back to u.s and in 1883 earned her trailblazing law degree from Howard University for her invaluable contributions to Canadian history.

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Mary Ann Shadd was honored by the country in 1994 as a person of national historic significance

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