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BREAKING THE ICE: The Mary Ann Shadd Story
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EPISODE: 5 "Breaking The Ice: The Mary Ann Shadd Story"

  1. Why did Mary Ann Shadd's father encourage his children to become teachers?
  2. What role did the Shadds play in the Underground Railroad?
  3. How did the Fugitive Slave Law threaten free Blacks in the northern United States?
  4. Why did many Blacks want to come to Canada during this time period?
  5. What else did Blacks in Canada experience besides freedom in the 1850s?
  6. How might Mary Ann Shadd be considered a revolutionary?
  7. Explain Shadd's words, "The printed and spoken word is never lost. It bears perfect fruit in due season. The seed is germinating."
  8. For what three things did Mary Ann fight?
  9. Who was Henry Bibb and why was Mary Ann in such strong disagreement with him?
  10. What was Mary Ann Shadd's motto for her life?


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