World News – CA – Edmonton artist created Google Doodle in honor of Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Michelle Theodore, who was born and raised in Edmonton, is the illustrator for Google Doodle celebrating American-Canadian newspaper editor and publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary It would have been her 197th birthday

Shadd Cary was the first black woman editor and newspaper editor in North America and the second black woman to earn a law degree in the United StatesS

« Shadd Cary is recognized as a courageous pioneer in the fight for abolition and women’s suffrage, » Google said, describing the tribute

In a Twitter post, Theodore called Shadd Cary « inspiring » and said she wished she had known more about herself – and her Canadian history – sooner

I had the incredible opportunity to illustrate today’s google doodle for Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s 197th birthday!

She was editor-in-chief of &, teacher, suffragist, lawyer and abolitionist! An inspiring black woman in Canadian history that I wish I had known sooner !! imageTwittercom / 40URhWMrXC

Shadd Cary was born on October 9, 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware She was the oldest of 13 children Her parents used their home as part of the Underground Railroad to protect fleeing slaves

After graduation she became a teacher and later opened her own school for African Americans Her writing was first published in a newspaper in 1948 It was « a bold call to the ‘action for the abolitionist movement, « Google wrote

The 1850 US Fugitive Slave Act prompted her family to move to Canada, where she started a newspaper

Shadd Cary returned to the US to help with the Civil War effort She worked as a recruiting agent for the Union Army In 1883 she graduated in law

Global News has contacted artist Michelle Theodore and this article will be updated if we have a response

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World News – CA – Edmonton artist created Google Doodle in honor of Mary Ann Shadd Cary



SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/world-news-ca-edmonton-artist-created-google-doodle-in-honor-of-mary-ann-shadd-cary/?remotepost=401785

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