360 Tour: Mary Prince Emancipation Park

July 29, 2022

As the island celebrates Mary Prince Day today, you can take a ‘virtual visit’ to the Mary Prince Emancipation Park in Devonshire – which was renamed in her honour in 2020 – via Bernews 360 degree tour which allows you to move your mouse to view the various angles and/or zoom in, and you can also click the thumbnails at bottom to change the view.

360° panorama tour of the Mary Prince Emancipation Park

A Government statement in 2020 said: “Mary Prince was born in Brackish Pond. Brackish Pond was the colloquial name at that time for the parish of Devonshire, and most of the houses where she was enslaved were also in Devonshire.

“The site not only reflects her connection to Devonshire, but the park’s good access, central location, tranquillity and proximity to the ocean-facing south as an acknowledgement of the parts of her life spent in the Caribbean provides an ideal location to commemorate Mary Prince.”

In 2020, the second day of Cup Match, originally called Somers Day, was renamed Mary Prince Day, serving to honour the civil rights legend, and making Bermuda the only country in the world to have a two day holiday celebrating emancipation with a national holiday named after a Black woman.

Standard aerial video of the Mary Prince Emancipation Park

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