From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Cyrus, Mary Clark

(born: 1824  -  died: 1908) 

Mary Clark Cyrus, born free in Kentucky, moved to Detroit, MI, with her husband in 1844. She is recognized for her role as a leader in the Underground Railroad as a member of the the Detroit Anti-Slavery Society. For more see Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History, by D. C. Hine.

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NKAA Source: Hine sight: Black women and the re-construction of American history

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“Cyrus, Mary Clark,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 30, 2020,

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