Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit a newspaper, was born on October 9, 1823.

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Happy 195th birthday, Mary Ann!

Mary Ann Shadd Cary is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, launching in Spring 2019.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit a newspaper, was born on October 9, 1823.