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Mary Prince was the first freed enslaved woman to have her autobiography published, in 1831. She worked alongside Thomas Pringle and other campaigners in the UK to abolish slavery.
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The Gutenberg Project has a free copy of Mary Prince’s autobiography available to download or read online.
There is a blue plaque for Mary Prince at the Senate House, Malet Street, WC1, built on the site of 4 Keppel Street, where she had found work as a servant after escaping slave owner John Wood and before working for Thomas Pringle at his house in Pentonville.
University College London has a map showing the slave owners of Bloomsbury.