Nigeria Past Hero And Heroine I: Mary Slessors

NIGERIA PAST HERO AND HEROINE I: MARY SLESSORS

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In today’s class, we will be talking about Nigeria past heroes and Heroines I: Mary Slessors. Enjoy the class!

 

NIGERIA PAST HERO AND HEROINE I: MARY SLESSORS

Mary Slessor was born in Scotland in 1848. She came to Calabar, Nigeria as a missionary in 1876, at the age of 27.

She fought against and stopped practices such as the killings of twins in the area. She also stopped cannibalism and the killing of wives and slaves upon the death of a chief. She was nick-named “White Ma” because she adopted many abandoned children.

She died in Calabar in 1915 at the age of 66 and was given a state burial.

EVALUATION

  1. At what age did Mary Slessor traveled to Calabar? ————-
  2. She was known for what?
  3. At what age did she die? ——————

 

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