Lora Englehart has always been interested in American History, and in recent years has become fascinated by the wealth of little known herstory in our country. A simple article about freedom in the July 4, 1996 edition of the News Journal launched Englehart on a journey of discovery into the life of Wilmington-born Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Along the way, Englehart has learned about other incredible women and men who have made important contributions to our society, but were not included in history books because of their gender or race. It is an honor to share a piece of ourstory with you.
Lora graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in French and a teaching minor in Spanish. Her professional life is a tapestry woven with threads of French and Spanish education and business, non-profit work, and public relations for the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum of Art. She is also a freelance writer for local magazines.
Lora has always been interested in history and is fascinated by the wealth of unknown herstory. A simple article about freedom in the July 4, 1996 News Journal launched her on a journey of discovery into the life of Wilmington-born Mary Ann Shadd Cary. She successfully nominated Shadd Cary to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Lora’s biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary is close to completion.