Mary Mitchell Slessor born on 2nd December 1848 and died on 13th January 1915 she was a weaver, teacher, missionary and magistrate. Mary lived and worked in Dundee at the Baxter Brothers Jute Mills in the city. Aged 28 she travelled to Calabar in Nigeria, Africa was known as “The Whiteman’s Grave”. She challenged the superstitions of the tribes stopping their barbaric practices rescuing and adopting twins who were believed to be the work of evil spirits. Mary Slessor will always be remembered by those whom she helped and loved as a “Mother Of All The Peoples” The Mary Slessor Foundation commissioned the city centre memorial with help from a number of city groups.The stone carries a bronze plaque detailing the life and work of the former jute weaver. Mary Slessor was born in Aberdeen and raised in Dundee before becoming a noted missionary in Nigeria.