RSVP: Mary Ann Shad Cary (MASC) Symposium

April 25-26, 2020

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
Delaware Historical Society
504 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary (MASC) Symposium
April 25th
Panel 1: Scholars Across Borders on MASC's Border Crossings (9:00 -11 AM)
Chair: Dr. Adenike M. Davidson, Delaware State University

Dr. Kristin Moriah, Queens University
Emilie-Andree Jabouin, Ryerson University
Dr. Jim Casey, Princeton University
Brandi Locke, University of Delaware

Respondent: Dr. Nina Reid-Maroney, Huron University College
RSVP: Panel 1
Panel 2: Engaging the Public, Engaging the People (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Chair: Dr. Gabrielle Foreman

Irene Moore Davis, director, Essex County Black Historical Research Society, and 5th generation grand niece
Dr. Lynnette Overby, University of Delaware, Artistic Director of Sharing Our Legacy Dance Theatre
Natasha Henry, Ontario Black History Society
Bryan Prince, author of "One More River to Cross," "A Shadow on the Household," and "I Came as a Stranger"

Respondent: Dr. Stephanie Lampkin, Director, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
RSVP: Panel 2
Community Tea (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
“From the Past to the Future: Shadd's Daughters in Journalism, Politics, and Education” to honor "Shadd's Daughters," the oral history project of Shadd's cultural and biological descendants in law, journalism, history and education.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary - Her Life and Legacy Performance at the Queens Theater Wilmington (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Link to Will Call TBA
Queens Theater Wilmington
500 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Featuring original music, poetry, and choreography, the Sharing Our Legacy Dance Theater under the direction of Dr. Lynnette Overby will perform a full-length performance based on the life and legacy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary. This production takes the audience on a journey through Shadd Cary’s childhood in Delaware to her pioneering roles in Canada and the US as an educator, the first Black woman newspaper editor in North America, and as the first Black woman to attend law school. This is a performance that is sure to both inspire and educate you.
Guided Tour, April 26th (8:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
African Americans in Delaware took many paths from slavery to freedom. Their journey was filled with stories of struggle and courage, sorrow and celebration, injustice and resilience. Through faith, family, community and accomplishment, African Americans in Delaware worked to assure that justice and equality are the rights of all people. But is the journey complete?

The exhibition opens with an introductory wall element that poses various questions and provides touchstones throughout the exhibition to which visitors can return to facilitate conversation.
RSVP: Tour
Open Planning Meeting for 2023 Delaware to Canada 200th Anniversary, April 26th (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
RSVP: Planning Meeting
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