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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

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Search engine giant Google has paid tribute to Bermudian Mary Prince today, with their homepage ‘Google Doodle’ marking her 230th birthday, and serving to recognize her work to help abolish slavery. 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... Read more of this article

Chewstick Foundation Mary Prince Award Brunch

Chewstick Foundation Mary Prince Award Brunch

The Chewstick Foundation recently held its 2018 Mary Prince Award Brunch with a crowd of supporters at The Landfall Property in Hamilton parish. A spokesperson said, “The event featured a traditional Bermudian brunch, performances and testimonials from previous Mary Prince Award recipients, and a dynamic performance by the inaugural recipient... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Unveiling Of Mary Prince Plaque

Video & Photos: Unveiling Of Mary Prince Plaque

A plaque was unveiled at School Lands Cottages — where Mary Prince once lived — with Bishop Vernon Lambe unveiling the BNT-commissioned plaque, saying it serves as a reminder of her “invaluable contribution towards freedom.” The BNT commissioned the plaque to commemorate her life and accomplishments, and speaking today, BNT Director... Read more of this article

Lecture: What Happened To Mary Prince?

Lecture: What Happened To Mary Prince?

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] will host a lecture by Margot Maddison-Macfadyen “What Happened To Mary Prince After Emancipation” on Monday 18th May, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Cathedral Hall on Church Street in Hamilton. The event flyer says, “Since 2008, Margot Maddison-MacFadyen has investigated and authenticated... Read more of this article