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Rose Fortune
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Canadian March 13, 1774 – February 20, 1864,
Born in British colony of Virginia

The firs policewoman in Canada

"Rose Fortune, a Black Loyalist originally from the US, is best-known for her talent as a businesswoman at a time when neither women nor Black persons were encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and when the feminist movement in Canada was decades" [Historica Canada]

Fortune descendant was Daurene Elaine Lewis the first black female mayor in Canada.

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