Mary Prince

(1788 - c. 1833)

Born into slavery in Bermuda, Mary Prince was sold several times before being freed in England, where she worked for the Anti-Slavery Society, wrote the first published female slave narrative to be published in England, and became the first woman to present an antislavery petition to Parliament. She tried repeatedly to return to Antigua, where her husband lived, but was cautioned not to do so, as she could be enslaved once again.

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