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Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Old Pirates yes they rob I” - Bob Marley If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent which part of Africa their ancestors originated from they would most likely not be able to give an answer. If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent what was the original African name of their... Read more of this article

‘Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834′

‘Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834′

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the St. George’s Foundation is hosting a free screening of the film Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834 on Thursday, 11 February at 6 p.m. at the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf, with Craig Simmons as moderator. “Due to popular demand, the Department and the... Read more of this article

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

A 1980s promotional video for the Elbow Beach Hotel offers a look at the resort’s history throughout the 20 minute footage, from its inception onward, saying that it “set the tone for island vacations all over the world.” The video’s narrator says, “Just about a century ago, a man had a vision; a man with a passion for... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Students Recreate Theatre Boycott

Photos/Video: Students Recreate Theatre Boycott

Students at Harrington Sound performed a skit on the 1959 Theatre Boycott today [Jan 29], bringing history to life in a fun and educational manner. A key event in Bermuda’s history, the boycott began in June 1959 with flyers circulating urging black Bermudians to boycott movie theatres to protest their segregated seating policies. The movement... Read more of this article

New Book Investigates Island’s Modern History

New Book Investigates Island’s Modern History

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled “Introduction to Bermuda’s Modern History,” the latest entry in his ongoing series covering the island’s history. As with the previous books in the series, which trace the island’s history from 1898 onward, this work covers many aspects of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

The Bermuda Centre for Justice and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities [TORCH] Race and Resistance Network hosted an event for the members of the Bermuda Bar Association on January 11, with the keynote address given by the Chief Justice of Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “‘Race, Law and History’ explored the intersection of... Read more of this article

Video: Colwyn Burchall Jr. Releases New Book

Video: Colwyn Burchall Jr. Releases New Book

A new book by author Colwyn “Junior” Burchall aims to chronicle the amazing life story of Bermudian Pauulu Kamarakafego and his effect on the political landscape in Bermuda and around the world. The book, titled, They Called Him ‘Roose’: Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Making of a Bermuda Revolutionary, is available now for $20 at... Read more of this article

New Book: Making Of A Bermudian Revolutionary

New Book: Making Of A Bermudian Revolutionary

A new book by author Colwyn “Junior” Burchall aims to chronicle the amazing life story of Bermudian Pauulu Kamarakafego and his effect on the political landscape in Bermuda and around the world. The book, titled, They Called Him ‘Roose’: Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Making of a Bermuda Revolutionary, is available now for $20 at... Read more of this article

History: Survivors & Bermudians During WWII

History: Survivors & Bermudians During WWII

[Part four of a series by Eric T. Wiberg] On the 3rd of July 1942 the City of Birmingham’s rescuers deposited 372 survivors in Bermuda, a week earlier, on 28th June the Jagersfontein’s rescuers dropped off 99 more, and 62 arrived in two airplanes and a ship from USS Gannet on 8 June 1942. Those landed in St. George’s had the privilege of riding... Read more of this article

Story Of Bermuda’s Gunpowder Plot In 1775

Story Of Bermuda’s Gunpowder Plot In 1775

BUEI Talks will host a talk entitled “The Defining Story of Bermuda’s Great Gunpowder Plot 1775″ on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30pm The promo flyer says, “Come out for an evening of Treason! Murder! and Mystery! There have been many inconsistencies, myths, and un-answerable questions about the Great Gunpowder Plot of 1775. Local... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: Oxford Bermuda History Project

Two Hour Video: Oxford Bermuda History Project

Earlier this year, the University of Oxford and the Bermuda Oxford and Cambridge Society hosted a panel discussion on the history of race and resistance in Bermuda, with six Bermudian authors reading excerpts from their books followed by a Q&A. Authors left to right: Jonathan Smith, Dr. Eva Hodgson, Dale Butler, Walton Brown Jr, Wendy Davis Johnson... Read more of this article

Two Cannons Moved To St. George’s Town Hall

Two Cannons Moved To St. George’s Town Hall

The St. George’s Town Hall now has two new ‘guards’, with the two historic cannons finding a new home outside the building. The recently restored cannons, which are from the 1800s, were moved in conjunction with the National Museum of Bermuda.The restoration of the cannons saw the National Museum treat and repaint them, arranging... Read more of this article

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