Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

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In 1853, Mary Ann Shadd Cary became the first black woman in all of North America to own a newspaper. Blair Newby, Special Events Assistant at Black Creek Pioneer Village, is seventh generation African-Canadian, and the fourth great niece of Mary Ann Shadd. Blair talks about the history of this early entrepreneur and anti-slavery activist in this video.

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