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When:
June 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018-06-23T11:00:00-04:00
2018-06-23T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Wilmington Public Library
10 E 10th St
Wilmington, DE 19801
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Wilmington Public Library
302-571-7400

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.