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Ruth Ann Shadd, author  Photo courtesy of  Jim Allen
Ruth Ann Shadd was born in Chatham and raised in North Buxton. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Windsor. She completed her Masters degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and has taught at several high schools in the region.

Shadd has completed extensive studies in African Canadian history and dance. Her book "Breaking Loose: A History of African-Canadian Dance in Southwestern Ontario, 1900-1955" was published in 1994. Breaking Loose proves interesting insight into the history of the region and contains many historic photographs.

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