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Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Black Women and the Early Suffrage Movement

  • Dates: October 26, 2019
  • Address: 134 N Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Time: 2:00 PM
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Jane Rhodes will talk on Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the United States and an advocate for granting women the right to vote. She was part of the black emigration movement to Canada and both a friend and foe of Frederick Douglass. Jane Rhodes is Professor and Department Head of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century. Co-Sponsored by the Wood Library.