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SHADD ~ Wins Historian Award

Historian one of 10 human rights award winners
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Lloyd Quansah
Posted 26 November 2009

Most Torontonians are not familiar with the black experience in Canada, but for Adrienne Shadd, African-Canadian history is in her blood.

Shadd is the great-great-grandniece of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black women to publish and edit a newspaper in North America.

She is also a direct descendant of Abraham Shadd, a leader of the American abolitionist movement, one of the key figures of the Underground Railroad and the first black person in Canada to serve in public office.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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