Tucker’s Town Residents: Historical Perspective

May 17, 2016

The displacement of Black families from their Tucker’s Town residences will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Bermuda College Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 31.

A spokesperson said, “The sensitive topic of the displacement of scores of Black families from their Tucker’s Town residences will be the focus of a panel discussion in the newest installation of the Bermuda College Lecture Series during Heritage month.

“The Forceful Displacement of Tucker’s Town Residents: A Historical Perspective” will feature panellists from the Tucker’s Town Historical Society, including social commentator, LeYoni Junos, and area descendants Eugene Stovell, Keith DuBois, and Catherine Joy Smith.

“All will review the facts and recount the experiences behind the dislodgment of both Black and white families from the prime real estate area of Tucker’s Town, back in the 1920s.

“Cordell Riley will facilitate the discussion.”

The Bermuda College Lecture Series will take place on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the North Hall Lecture Theatre.

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