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When:
October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-10-14T11:00:00-04:00
2017-10-14T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Silverside Church
2800 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
AAUW Wilmington
302-428-0939

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.