2020 marked the first year the island ‘officially’ recognized Mary Prince Day, with the second day of Cup Match named after the iconic Bermudian and civil rights here, and a part in Devonshire was renamed in her honour.
In July 2020, the Government announced that Devonshire Bay Park will be renamed as ‘Mary Prince Emancipation Park,’ saying, “Mary Prince was born in Brackish Pond. Brackish Pond was the colloquial name at that time for the parish of Devonshire and most of the houses where she was enslaved were also in Devonshire.
“This site not only reflects her connection to Devonshire, but the Park’s good access, central location, tranquility and proximity to the ocean facing south as an acknowledgement of the parts of her life spent in the Caribbean provides an ideal location to commemorate Mary Prince.”
You can take a virtual visit to the Mary Prince Emancipation Park in Devonshire,, via the 360 degree tour below.