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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

The house nominated was the Washington, D.C., residence of Mary Ann Shadd Cary after the Civil War, and is the site in the US by which she is best commemorated. Dedicated to freedom, equality, and the advancement of her people, Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) is nationally significant for the 12 years she spent in Canada where she edited the best newspaper for freedom seekers, The Provincial Freeman, and where she worked with Samuel Ringgold Ward and other well-known black activists favoring emigration to Canada as a solution for US African Americans. While editor of the Provincial Freeman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary championed Canada West as a permanent refuge for freedom seekers and free blacks. She publicly solicited aid for runaway bondspeople, at risk to herself.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: 1421 W. St., N.W.,, Washington, N/A, 20009

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Laura J. Stanton Katherine A. Rhodes

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Mary Ann Shadd Cary