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When:
May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2019-05-11T13:00:00-04:00
2019-05-11T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Suzanne Savery
302-736-7419

Program Description

Mary Ann Shad Cary (1823-1893) was one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in black history.  She was born in Wilmington, yet few Delaware residents have ever heard of her.  Shad Cary seems more a woman of our times than of her own.  Teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife and mother…it is easy to imagine her as a modern-day superwoman, preaching and practicing a life committed to racial and gender equality.  It is harder to imagine a woman, especially a woman of color, leading a life so rich with accomplishments 150 years ago.