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Mary Ann Shadd (Cary) (1823-1893)

Mary Ann Shadd (Cary)

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Mary Ann Shadd (Cary)

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Mary Ann Shadd (Cary)

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent
In Chatham
just inside the Woodstock Institute Sertoma Help Centre
at 177 King Street East, west of Princess Street


Coordinates: N 42 24.364 W 82 10.535

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Plaque Text

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Mary Ann Shadd became a prominent activist in the Underground Railroad refugee communities of Upper Canada during the 1850s. Arriving in 1851, she taught refugee children and urged skilled Blacks to seek haven in Canada from the increasingly dangerous conditions in the United States. In 1853, Shadd established the Provincial Freeman, an influential newspaper which encouraged self-reliance and argued for the rights of Blacks and women. The paper waged war on slavery and bigotry, becoming the leading voice of the refugees in Canada.


Another plaque at this location
Mary Ann Shadd Cary 1823-1893

Related Ontario plaques
The Provincial Freeman
The Underground Railroad in Canada

Related Toronto plaque
Mary Ann Shadd Cary 1823-1893

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Other Plaques in Chatham
The Abolition Movement in British North America
Chatham Blockhouse 1794
David Mills 1831-1903
Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott 1837-1913
Emily Ferguson Murphy 1868-1933
Jean McKishnie Blewett 1862-1934
John Brown's Convention 1858
Kent County Court House
Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893)
Old St. Paul's Church & Christ Church
The Provincial Freeman

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Chatham-Kent Plaques




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