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CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB congratulated Minister of Community Affairs, Labour & Sport Lovitta Foggo for “introducing changes to the Public Holidays Amendment Act changing Somers Day to Mary Prince Day, whilst also thanking Thomas Christopher Famous for his advocacy in educating the public about this issue.” A spokesperson said, “As stated by Minister... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Featured In Children’s Card Game

Mary Prince Featured In Children’s Card Game

Bermudian hero Mary Prince is set to be featured in an educational, inclusive children’s card game called Super Sapiens, which is being created by Bermudian Alexa Virdi. A spokesperson said, “This family friendly card game pays tribute to 12 inspiring women from around the world – the world’s real superheroes, ‘the Super Sapiens’.... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Bermudian, Caribbean or African History. We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school. Basically, European History. Specifically, British History. Fast forward a few decades, we all now have access to... Read more of this article

Renaming Of Somers Day To Mary Prince Day

Renaming Of Somers Day To Mary Prince Day

[Updated with PDF] “It is fitting that the second day of Cup Match be renamed after our National Hero, Mary Prince,” Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, as she spoke in Parliament about legislation being tabled — the renaming of Somers Day to Mary Prince Day. Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, has praised British actress Amantha Edmead for “bringing empathy and energy” to the role of Mary Prince in her new show about the Bermudian trailblazer now being staged in Edinburgh. Ms Edmead wrote and stars in Sold!, based on the life of the Bermudian abolitionist. The production premiered... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

A new play about Bermuda’s Mary Prince, written by and starring British actress Amantha Edmead, has opened to rave reviews in Edinburgh after premiering earlier this year in Oxford. Ms Edmead’s play about the Bermudian – whose autobiography has been credited with hastening the passage of Britain’s 1833 Slavery Abolition Act –... Read more of this article

Minister: Emancipation Commemoration Events

Minister: Emancipation Commemoration Events

A number of events are taking place this month to recognise the 185th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Bermuda, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, adding that the events “will strengthen our understanding of who we are, where we come from, and the strength of the shoulders that we all stand upon.”Speaking... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Tour Set For August

Mary Prince Legacy Tour Set For August

Due to the overwhelming response and with sponsorship from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Mary Prince Legacy Tour is being offered on August 9th, 15th, 23rd, and 29th. The tour takes place each evening between 6.30pm and 8.00pm; tickets cost $10. A spokesperson said, “The story of Mary Prince is of significant importance... Read more of this article

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

Titan Express – in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs – is getting set to present ‘The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour,’ being held every Friday in July. A spokesperson said, “The story of Mary Prince is of significant importance to the history of emancipation, which took place in Bermuda on August... Read more of this article

CURB Supports Statue To Honour Mary Prince

CURB Supports Statue To Honour Mary Prince

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they support the efforts to create a statue honouring Bermuda’s National Hero Mary Prince, adding that they encourage the Ministry to ensure the statue is located in a central and wheelchair accessible site A spokesperson said, “CURB wishes to support Minister Lovitto Foggo on leading the efforts... Read more of this article

Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans for the creation of a statue to honour one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince, are currently in the works at the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Ministry confirmed this evening. “Mary Prince is famous for her slave narrative The History of Mary Prince [1831], which was the first account of the life of... Read more of this article

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

On Monday, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo attended a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen at Clearwater Middle School. Dr. Maddison-MacFadyen was recently given a grant by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to conduct research on one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince.Mary... Read more of this article

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB has suggested that Government “fully recognize the Emancipation origins of Cup Match” by renaming the second day of Cup Match as ‘Mary Prince Day.’ In announcing her as a Bermuda National Hero back in 2012, the Government  noted that she was first black woman to publish a book about the brutality of slavery, with Ms Prince’s... Read more of this article