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Mary Slessor Foundation Centenary Exhibition
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When Nigeria became a British Protectorate, Mary became the Empire's first female magistrate. One hundred years later, her influence and legacy lives on - she has become known as “Mother of all the peoples” and thousands gathered in Nigeria to celebrate the centenary of her death. In Dundee a commemorative stone was erected in her memory whilst the exhibition tells her story in more depth. A Foundation set up in her memory is working to provide educational and employment opportunities in Nigeria.
Exhibition photographs by Lighthouse Photography.
Mill Girl to Magistrate at Verdant Works, Dundee
April to November 2015
It was a privilege to collaborate with GBDM on the exhibition celebrating the life of inspirational Dundee woman Mary Slessor. Mary, who started her 'career' as a mill girl at 11 years old, became a missionary in Nigeria at the end of the 19th Century. She lived among the tribes, learning their languages, challenging their extreme superstitions and customs, and rescuing many women and children from death.
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