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Run Like a Girl


Every time a female runner enters a marathon, a small offering should be made to Kathrine Switzer. No, she isn’t from around here, but since I’m a runner (and female – insert smiley face here) I thought I’d veer off … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Shadd Opened a School in Windsor for Black Refugees in 1850s


Mary Ann Shadd was born in 1823 to a family of free black abolitionists in the slave state of Delaware. She became a teacher at 16 and established or taught in schools for black children in several free and slave … Continue reading

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