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Mary Ann Camberton Cary (1823–1893) by unknown photographer, c. 1845–55 National Archives of Canada / C-029977

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Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...

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Margaret Mary Pearse (1878–1968) by Thomas D. Mcavoy, 1952 Getty Images – Thomas D. Mcavoy

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Pearse, Margaret Mary (1878–1968), teacher and politician, was born at 27 Great Brunswick Street (later Pearse Street), Dublin, on 4 August 1878, the eldest child of the two daughters and two sons of James Pearse (1839–1900), stone carver and sometime pamphleteer, and his second wife, ...

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Solanke, Oladipo Felix [known as Ladipo Solanke] (c. 1886–1958), student activist, was born in the Yoruba town of Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was the second child and only son of Adeyola Ejiwunmi and her husband, who had adopted the name of Paley from the Scottish missionary who had raised him. He was educated at ...