April 24, 2022, 6:00 amUpdated: May 4, 2022, 12:58 pm
Pioneering women’s rights activist and missionary Mary Slessor is probably most famous for having stopped the common practice of infanticide of twins in Okoyong in Nigeria.
Natives feared that one of the twins was a “devil’s child”. Unable to determine which child it was, they often let both of them die.
Aberdeen-born Mary Slessor adopted every child she found abandoned and helped care for them at an international Christian ministry in Nigeria, tells us Hollie Weatherhead, museum assistant with Aberdeen Art Gallery And Museums.
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