One of the final Emancipation observance events will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 6pm to 8pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre this week.
The event features Dr Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, from Nipissing University who will appear in the performance of ‘A Woman Named Prince’; choreographed by Bermuda’s own Conchita Ming and performed by Arielle Lee Ming, Rhona Pedro, and Sandra Williams.
Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, Lovitta Foggo, will provide welcome remarks.
The event focuses on ‘The Latter Days of Mary Prince’ by highlighting the “journey through Mary Prince’s life, to not only confirm Prince’s testimony, but to also broaden Prince’s story of slavery and freedom”.
A spokesperson said: Dr Maddison-MacFadyen will point out structures associated with Mary Prince in Bermuda, Grand Turk Island, Antigua, and London (UK), and will also provide new information about Prince’s mother Susannah, as well as new information about the latter years of Prince’s life.
“Following the lecture, there will be an interpretive dance performance of ‘A Woman Named Prince’.”