Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the U.S. and an advocate for voting rights for women. She was also both a friend and foe of Frederick Douglass.
Jane Rhodes, the author of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century (Indiana Univ. Press, 1999) and professor and chair of the African American Studies Department at the University of Illinois in Chicago, will present “Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Black Women and the Early Suffrage Movement,”on October 23rd.
The event will begin at 2 pm, on Saturday, October 23rd, at Wood Library in Canandaigua, NY. The event is presented by the 1816 Farmington Meetinghouse and made possible with the support of the Wood Library and a grant from Humanities New York.
The Wood Library is located at 134 N. Main Street, Canandaigua. For more information visit the 1816 Farmington Meetinghouse website.
Portrait of Mary Ann Shadd Cary provided.