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60th Anniversary Theatre Boycott Quiz Winner

60th Anniversary Theatre Boycott Quiz Winner

On July 18th, there was a presentation made to the winner of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott Quiz at the One Communication’s Church Street outlet, which is very near the site where crowds gathered peacefully during that transformative chapter, 60 years ago. Speaker Dennis Lister, Helene Stephenson, Senator Joan Dillas Wright, Glenn Fubler,... Read more of this article

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

Event To Celebrate Theatre Boycott Anniversary

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott, an event titled ‘Turned On Tuesday’ will be held tomorrow [July 2], with people called to “drive or ride on Tuesday, July 2nd with lights, celebrating the success of the boycott.” A spokesperson said, “We the undersigned wish to express our commitment to fostering... Read more of this article

Photos: 60th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

Photos: 60th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, June 14th – Freedom Friday – a diverse gathering of 150 or so, took place in City Hall’s Earl Cameron Theatre, for sixty minutes, in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott. The appropriateness of the venue was noted, as it’s only ‘yards’ away from ‘ground zero’ during June 1959. The... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott 60th Anniversary Celebration

Theatre Boycott 60th Anniversary Celebration

[Written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Freedom Friday’, will be the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott on Friday, June 14th – a kick-off for ‘Heroes’ Weekend’. Dwayne Caines, Lynne Winfield, Renee Falcon [VP of the Bermuda Nurses Association], Bishop Nick Dill, myself and Collin Simmons of the BIUEmphasising ‘celebration’,... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Theatre Boycott Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The Theatre Boycott is getting set to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the theme of ‘Busy Being Born.” A spokesperson said, “On this first day of spring, we gather here at the Human Rights Commission, to launch a campaign promoting Civic Engagement – ordinary people taking action to positively impact our society. During the... Read more of this article

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article

Celebration of Success of Theatre Boycott

Celebration of Success of Theatre Boycott

Scores of residents gathered on Sunday, July 2nd at Whitney Institute, to begin a ‘Walk & Talk’ marking the 58th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott. Formal introductions were made, including Honorary Patrons; Charles Marshall and sporting icon, Dennis Wainwright – both elders closely connected to Flatts. Members of the Progressive... Read more of this article

Students Mark Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

Students Mark Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

June 15th marks the 58th anniversary of the start of the Theatre Boycott in 1959, and in observance of this significant milestone, Imagine Bermuda hosted a luncheon for a dozen students, representing schools from across the Island. “This event took place in Flatt’s so that after enjoying a pizza lunch over conversations regarding the significance... Read more of this article

Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott To Be Marked

Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott To Be Marked

Imagine Bermuda is coordinating various events to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott, saying they wish to draw from the legacy with the “goal of looking forward to foster collaboration towards a better Bermuda.” Imagine Bermuda said, “The anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, July 2, offers all of the Island’s... 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

Photos & Videos: Theatre Boycott Anniversary

Photos & Videos: Theatre Boycott Anniversary

Continuing with the celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott, Imagine Bermuda hosted a night of entertainment at Harbour Nights on Wednesday [July 2]. Shortly after an appearance by the H&H Gombeys Troupe, a street drama skit chronicling the Theatre Boycott, was presented with performers including Altonio Roberts,... Read more of this article

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] On the 55th anniversary of the Theatre Boycott, the U.S. Consulate General and Americans everywhere would like to join the people of Bermuda in recognizing and honoring those who acted courageously to further the cause of civil rights in Bermuda. As President Barack Obama has said,... Read more of this article

Video: Theatre Boycott Anniversary Celebrated

Video: Theatre Boycott Anniversary Celebrated

The 55th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott was celebrated today [June 30] by a group of organizations with a proclamation being read on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton. A spokesperson for the group said, “We the undersigned, representing those organizations so listed, wish to join in the collaborative spirit that was exemplified... Read more of this article