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Mary Ann Shadd Black Militant Abolitionist |Attorney | Newspaper Publisher |

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The Life of Black Abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd as told by her descendant Scholar Irene Moore Davis!

A ceremony unveiling the statue of Mary Ann Shadd took place Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Windsor University in Canada. 

Sculpted by local artist Donna Mayne. Watch it on the University of Windsor'sYouTube channel.

Shadd a black abolitionist was one of the first Black female newspaper publishers and female journalists in Canada. Shadd founded The Provincial Freeman in 1853. 

Shadd also helped her cousin, Osborne Perry Anderson pen the book “Sole Survivor, A Voice From Harper's Ferry” which is an account of his extraordinary and courageous role in John Brown’s Harper’s Ferry Raid!

The event was live-streamed from the University of Windsor's downtown campus for the greater community.