Alright, who made off with the re-blog button?
I have fallen behind on sharing John’s wonderful, enlightening posts about Black History Month in Canada, and I was planning to share two of his today. But there was no re-blog button to be found. Yes, I know I’m half blind and not seeing quite right, but I checked several other fellow bloggers posts, and … no button. Checked my own … still no button. So, sigh, I am forced to use “Press This” to share John’s post. The main reason I prefer ‘re-blog’ is that it shows the first part of the author’s post, enough to grab the reader’s interest and makes them want more. Other reasons I prefer ‘re-blog’ include that it is quicker, and it also notifies the original author. In the interest of doing that, I will take the liberty of providing a brief snippet here, and ask you to please click the link to read the rest, for this lady in the annals of history is truly remarkable!
Mary Ann Shadd Cary – Educator, Publisher, and Abolitionist
Mary Ann Camberton Shadd Cary, educator, publisher, abolitionist (born 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware; died 5 June 1893 in Washington, DC). The first Black female newspaper publisher in Canada, Shadd founded and edited The Provincial Freeman. She also established a racially integrated school for Black refugees in Windsor, Canada West. In 1994, Shadd was designated a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada.