Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century

In addition to being a suffragist and abolitionist, Mary Ann Shadd Cary was both the first black American woman to publish and edit a newspaper and the first to attend law school.  Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century  by Jane Rhodes is simply the best biography out there about this unique woman.

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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 Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century