History Opinions & Features December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Meet the black people who made history in Canada

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am | History, Opinions & Features

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary

She was the first woman to become a publisher in Canada. Born in 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, she escaped slavery to Canada and began teaching children of former slaves who joined her there.

The newspaper she later started called The Provincial Freemen became a weekly publication for African Americans, especially escaped slaves. She also established a school that was open to children of all races but later returned to the U.S. when the Civil War broke out to assist in the war effort.

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