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Title: Provincial Freeman - April 4, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to those who believe that the refugees from slavery who are arriving in her area are needing of aid and in a dire state. The assumption that those of African descent living in Canada are needy and barely surviving is insulting.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: aid; American Baptist; begging; Canada; Christianity; Church; churches; Dawn; Elgin; Free Mission Baptists; fugitives; Liberator; prejudice; refugees; slaves; society; Windsor

People: Ewer, Reverend S.; Foote, C. C.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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