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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

Recalling My Experience On February 2nd, 1965

Recalling My Experience On February 2nd, 1965

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] As a twenty-three year old, I lived through the ‘BELCO Riot’ day of 2nd February 1965. In the days before small cheap radios, I had knocked off from my job on Darrell’s Island. Around 5:30pm on that Tuesday [Feb 2], I stepped ashore from the ‘special request’ ferry at the Ferry Terminal, in Hamilton.... Read more of this article

Community Invited To Take Part In BIU Mural

Community Invited To Take Part In BIU Mural

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 BELCO strike, the Chewstick Foundation will be continuing its Community Art Program by installing the first of a series of murals that will decorate the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] headquarters. The mural will aim to celebrate “the incredible history and leadership of this esteemed organization,”... Read more of this article

Opinion:  “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

Opinion: “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “People get ready, there’s a train comin’. You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board” – Curtis Mayfield Monday January 26, 2015 will be marked in history as a turning point in Bermudian history. 5,000 Bermudians of every age ethnicity gender and profession converged... Read more of this article

‘Life Before Enslavement’ Fundraising Workshop

‘Life Before Enslavement’ Fundraising Workshop

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB], in partnership with Ashay University founder Mwalimu Melodye Micere Van Putten, is getting set to host a workshop overview on the topic of ‘Life Before Enslavement’ on January 29, 2015 from 6.00pm through 8.00pm at the Leopard’s Club. Donations will be accepted at the door, allowing those... Read more of this article

$10 Bermuda Cruise On “Palatial Liner” In 1912

$10 Bermuda Cruise On “Palatial Liner” In 1912

A 1912 advertisement shows that Bermuda was as sought after a vacation destination in the early 20th century as it is today, with a trip to the island offered amid glowing praise for its beauty. “There is more beauty to the square foot in Bermuda than anywhere else in the world,” proclaims the ad, which offers a trip to Bermuda at a price... Read more of this article


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