MARY ANN SHADD CARY’S HERSTORY IN THE COLORED CONVENTIONS
COMMEMORATING SHADD CARY IN PUBLIC SPACES
Scholars, artists, activists, and residents in Canada and the US continue to celebrate Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s life and work through public art and commemorations. Use the tabs below to explore contemporary sites where Shadd Cary’s memory is honored.
- "Reaching Out" Mural in Windsor, Ontario
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
- Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary Sculpture
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary Mural
- Mary Ann Shadd Cary Statue
- "The Colored Conventions and Beyond in Philadelphia"
In Windsor, Mary Ann Shadd Cary is prominently represented on the mural titled “Reaching Out.” The mural can be found on the southeast corner of Wyandotte St. and 7 McDougall Ave.
The Buxton Museum Grounds includes Abraham Shadd’s barn, which is open to the public. The museum also allows visitors to tour it virtually. The museum is located along AD Shadd Road.
In Wilmington, Delaware, the post office at 500 Delaware Ave was renamed “Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office.”
Sculptor and activist Artis Shreve Lane created this bust of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, which can be found in BME Freedom Park in Chatham. Lane is a descendant of Mary Ann Shadd Cary.
Artist Adeyemi Adegbesan reimagined Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s image in a mural that covers the front of McKenzie House museum in Toronto, Canada. Read about the mural here.
A statue of Mary Ann Shadd Cary clutching her newspaper The Provincial Freeman stands at the University of Windsor. The statue was created by artist Donna Mayne who also worked on the “Reaching Out” mural.
The Colored Conventions Project and Mural Arts Philadelphia collaborated to produce “The Colored Conventions Movement and Beyond in Philadelphia” by artist Ernel Martinez. In this mural, Shadd Cary is depicted on the top-left corner. Read about this mural here.
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