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“Healing History” & “Everything We Should Be”

“Healing History” & “Everything We Should Be”

Mwalimu Melodye Micëre Van Putten is celebrating the fruits of her labour this weekend in film and dramatic presentation. Healing History: The Documentary premiers at Liberty Theatre on Friday, March 20th at 6 pm as part of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s Onion Patch package of short Bermuda films. Everything We Should Be, featuring Van... Read more of this article

BuzzFeed Features Island’s Unfinished Church

BuzzFeed Features Island’s Unfinished Church

Popular social trend website BuzzFeed has featured St. George’s historic Unfinished Church in a post titled “The 28 Most Beautiful Abandoned Churches Around The World,” calling the properties “hauntingly gorgeous.” Other churches featured on the list include structures in Russia, Maui, Ireland, Italy, the United States,... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

A wine bottle recovered from the 1864 wreck of the Civil War blockade runner Mary-Celestia was opened on Friday [Mar 6] at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in South Carolina, with the reviews of the 150-year-old wine including the terms “sulfur bouquet with distinct notes of saltwater and gasoline” and “a mixture of day old crab water with... Read more of this article

BEPRO To Host Black History Month Lunch

BEPRO To Host Black History Month Lunch

Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals [BEPRO] invites all to attend its second annual Black History Month Lunch and Learn themed “Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” on Thursday February 26, 2015. “Leaders of Bermuda’s political, cultural and human rights arenas will be centre stage at the lunchtime event, to be held on the third floor... Read more of this article

Historical Video: A Look Around Bermuda In 1967

Historical Video: A Look Around Bermuda In 1967

Take a step back in time with this video, which spends a full 30 minutes showing off Bermuda in 1967, with the footage including a look at scenes from around the island. Opening with aerial shots as visitors presumably make their way to Bermuda, the footage includes views of the City of Hamilton, island hotels, and other sights sure to be scene by visitors... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 28th March 2015, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation will host its annual series of events in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A spokesperson said, “The International Day of Remembrance was adopted... Read more of this article

1938 Brochure Offers Bermuda Cruise For $50

1938 Brochure Offers Bermuda Cruise For $50

A 1938 travel brochure that urges vacationers to make their way to the island promises cruises that are the “smart thrifty way to Bermuda,” with round trip tickets starting at only $50. The brochure, which details passage aboard the Eastern Steamship Lines’ Acadia, offers regular round-trip fare of $50, a ‘Live Ashore in Bermuda... Read more of this article

BBFS Gives Black History Month Presentation

BBFS Gives Black History Month Presentation

The Bermuda Brazilian Football School [BBFS] was recently invited to visit the Northlands Primary School [P2–Raynor] recently to facilitate a 15 minute presentation for Black History Month, with the core theme of ‘Bermuda’s Black History and African American Inventors’.A spokesperson said, “The presentation on Bermuda’s black history... Read more of this article

Event Highlights Bermuda’s Native Connection

Event Highlights Bermuda’s Native Connection

A Bermuda-born woman whose ancestral past boasts deep roots on the island recently offered a special presentation on her family’s history at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida, detailing a story that includes the history of Pequot Indians being taken to Saint David’s Island as slaves in the 1600s. Jean Foggo Simon spoke on Monday, February... Read more of this article

Legacy, History & Contributions Of “Backatawn”

Legacy, History & Contributions Of “Backatawn”

[Written by Juanae Baker] Affectionately known as Backatawn, the North Hamilton area has been the hub of black activity and business in the City of Hamilton for many years. Countless reforms were born on its streets and dozens of leaders were raised in its homes. There was always a hustle and bustle about the neighbourhood, and people were busy building... Read more of this article

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