Hari Jones Do You Know Abraham Doras Shadd

Abraham Doras Shadd, the first Afro-Canadian to hold public office, was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 2, 1801. He was the grandson of a white German soldier from Hesse Kassel, Germany and a free black woman. Shadd was free born and earned a respectable living as a shoemaker, supporting his wife and thirteen children. His passion, however, was obtaining civil rights for African Americans and later Afro-Canadians and he devoted his life to the abolitionist movement which sought the immediate end of slavery. – See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/gah/shadd-abraham-doras-1801-1882#sthash.NzeLTv8P.dpuf

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