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Mary Prince

Person  Female  Born 1788  Died 1833

Categories: Literature, Race Issues

Countries: Antigua, Bermuda

First African woman to publish her memoirs of slavery. Born Bermuda. The daughter of slaves, she was first sold aged 10 for £20. Eventually bought for $300 in 1818 by John Wood who moved his whole household to London in 1828, including Mary. She ran away to the Moravian Mission in Hatton Garden. She found sanctuary with Thomas Pringle, who worked with the Anti-Slavery Society, and she told her story to him. He employed her and helped her to publish her memoirs 'The History of Mary Prince' in 1831. The rest of her life is unrecorded. There is no picture of Mary Prince but the Guardian uses this picture to illustrate their piece.

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Mary Prince, 1788 - 1833, abolitionist and author, lived in a house near this...

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