Archives of North America’s first Black female publisher, added to national register

Written by on September 27, 2023

North America's first Black female newspaper publisher will be immortalized in international archives.

The archival records of Mary Ann Shadd Cary have been added to the Canada Memory of UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

The Memory of the World program is a UNESCO program that helps facilitate preservation and access to cultural records and documentary heritage. 

"It's about time this happened," said Adrienne Shadd, a historian, author and descendant of Shadd Cary. This year is the 200th anniversary of her birth . . .



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