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

  • Dates: September 26, 2020
  • Location: Wood Library
  • Address: 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Jane Rhodes is the author of “Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century” and professor and department head of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Rhodes will speak 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 US, and an advocate for voting rights for women. Rhodes has called her both a friend and foe of Frederick Douglass.