Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Mary Shadd Cary, journalist, lawyer, educator and abolitionist

In his narrative of the raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, Osborne Anderson, one of the five Black men (and the sole survivor) who rode with John Brown, provides an eyewitness account of the incident, and wrote this toward the end of the book: “From York [Pennsylvania], I wended my way to the Pennsylvania railroad,” Anderson explained after his escape from the battle.