Mary's Story

Mary Prince

Brief Biography: 

Mary was born in 1788 in Bermuda where she was enslaved. Mary was separated from her family at a young age due to the slave trade. At one point in her adult life Mary temporarily escaped. She was sent to a new owner a few years later. Mary married a slave who brought his freedom. At the time her owner did not like that she was married due to the fact that was not allowed. Mary eventually worked and was able to earn very little money.

Mary experienced a lot of violence and hardships during her life. She was able to overcome her adversity and share her story with the help of her editor. Her work allowed for people to see what life as a slave was really like.