Celebrating Women’s History Month 2021: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

October is Women’s History Month in Canada. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting remarkable women through history to the present day, and featuring some of their works in our library collection. This week we are showcasing Mary Ann Shadd Cary. From the Government of Canada on Women of Impact in human rights: “Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous abolitionist and the first Black woman in North America to publish a newspaper.”

Read more about her remarkable work and life here.

The book photographed above is one of her most recognized works, and borrowing information can be found here.

A general search for articles, biographies and more can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Jason Cawood.