“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854

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

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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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“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854