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Title:
Demanding justice : a story about Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Author:
Ferris, Jeri.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Describes the life of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, nineteenth-century educator, writer, newspaper editor, and civil rights worker who was the first African-American woman to enter law school or to publish a newspaper.
Language:
English
Contents:
Growing up -- Saying what she thinks -- Canada -- A terrible year -- A newspaper of her own -- Change and more change -- A different world, a new life.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 1.0 66266.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781575051772
Format :
Book

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Summary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary spent her entire lifetime fighting for justice and equality for African Americans. Born a free African American in the 1820s, Cary started schools for black children and wrote books and articles. She was also the first black woman to publish a weekly newspaper and to enter law school. Never afraid of offending anyone, Cary demanded justice for herself and for her fellow African Americans.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Cary was an unusual African-American woman for pre- and post-Civil War America. The daughter of a free black family with an abolitionist father, she worked all her life to improve the social and economic status of African Americans through the establishment of the first weekly newspaper owned by a black woman and her teaching and law careers. In seven succinct chapters, this brief biography effectively outlines her life, allowing for some interesting reading even though the writing at times seems stilted. A solid bibliography and a map of the U.S. and Canadian areas where Cary worked are included. Average-quality, black-and-white reproductions of oil paintings appear throughout. An important addition about a much-overlooked figure.-Rita Soltan, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Growing up
Saying what she thinks
Canada
A terrible year
A newspaper of her own
Change and more change
A different world, a new life

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