Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd bio

Birth Name: Mary Ann Shadd

Occupation: Journalist

Place Of Birth: Delaware

Date Of Birth: October 9, 1823

Date Of Death: June 5, 1893

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Mary Ann Shadd was born on the 9th of October, 1823. She was best known for being a Journalist. Remembered as Canada’s first female newspaper publisher and the North American continent’s first woman publisher of African descent, she edited an 1850s abolitionist journal called the Provincial Freeman.

Mary Ann Shadd was born in Delaware. In her early adulthood years, she encouraged free African-Americans to immigrate to Canada and, to this end, published an influential 1852 pamphlet. During the Civil War years, she recruited African-American soldiers to the Union Army. In the post-war era, she studied law at Howard University and, at age sixty, became the second American-born woman of African descent to hold a J.D.

Mary Ann Shadd was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Mary Ann Shadd was born in 1820s.

Mary Ann Shadd is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Mary Ann Shadd was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME: Mary Ann Shadd
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Mary Ann Shadd was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Mary Ann Shadd was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Mary Ann Shadd had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Mary Ann Shadd’s birth sign is Libra and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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