February, 9 2017- Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) #VRABlackHistory

In honor of Black History Month, all month long we will be sharing the legacies and stories of the heroes, sheroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. Follow us on Twitter (@VRAmatters) to share your own facts.

Today we honor Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who was an African-American teacher, journalist, lawyer, and suffragist.