30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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She won’t be labeled just one thing

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a whole lot of things. She created and published her own black audience newspaper, which made her the first female African American news editor. She then became the second woman of color to earn a law degree in the US. In the intervening years she moved to Canada and opened a school that taught both black and white children together and had two children of her own.

These are still only samplings of what Mary Ann accomplished. She assisted her family with missions on the Underground Railroad. She also served as a recruiter for black men during the Civil War, advocating for the Union Army which she hoped would lead to greater freedoms.

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