Mary E. Bibb

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American abolitionist and journalist

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According to Wikipedia, Mary Elizabeth Bibb was an American-born educator and abolitionist leader. She is considered by some to be the first female black journalist in Canada. She was a teacher and abolitionist in the United States, before moving with her husband Henry Bibb to Canada after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 which made it very easy for slavecatchers to capture fugitive and free Blacks. She established schools for Black Canadians, published the Voice of the Fugitive newspaper, and helped African Americans get settled in Canada.

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