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Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Celebrating the 58th anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, Imagine Bermuda will be hosting a free ‘Family Friendly Short Walk & Talk’ beginning at Whitney Institute on Sunday [July 2] from 5.30 pm in appreciation of the efforts of the Progressive Group. A spokesperson said, “He, not busy being born, is busy dying.” “This... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

The Bermuda National Library will be hosting a lecture on “African Bermudian Maritime History, from the Bermuda Native Yacht Club to the Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race” at the Bermuda National Library on Tuesday June 13th from 6.00pm- 8.00pm. “The discussion will be facilitated by Mrs. Maxine Esdaille and Mrs. Shirley L.T. Pearman.... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 8] in St. George’s, celebrating the life of the freed slave who become the first black man to own a home in Bermuda. Lead by Rev. Canon W. David Raths and Rev. Dr. Erskine C. Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 26th March 2017, 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, “Although February is designated as Black History... Read more of this article

“Sharing Lessons Learned” Workshop On Feb 23

“Sharing Lessons Learned” Workshop On Feb 23

The Black Collective, a local group “created to support Bermuda’s unique culture and heritage,” will host a free workshop titled “Sharing Lessons Learned” on February 23. The event will get underway at 6.30pm on the second floor of the Victoria Limited building at 135 Front Street, on the corner of Front and King Street; entrance... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembrance Sunday In St George’s

Photos: Remembrance Sunday In St George’s

Remembrance Sunday was marked in St George’s today [Nov 13], with a wreath laying ceremony in King’s Square, which was followed by a Remembrance Service at St Peter’s Church with Their Majesties Choristers. Between World War One [1914-1918] and World War Two [1939-1945], approximately 600 Bermudians served overseas, all of them volunteers,... Read more of this article

Minister: Events To Commemorate Emancipation

Minister: Events To Commemorate Emancipation

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 15], Social Development and Sports Minister Sylvan Richards spoke regarding the upcoming Emancipation events, saying this year is “especially significant because it marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival in Bermuda of the first person of African descent and the first Native American Indian, both of... Read more of this article

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed Lectures At Oxford

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed Lectures At Oxford

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed  delivered a lecture at the University of Oxford on the Bermuda Civil Rights movement from a global perspective as part of a History of Race and Protest course led by Dr. Imaobong Umoren, with the documentary on the Bermudian desegregation movement “When Voices Rise” by Errol Williams also screened.A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: African World Heritage Day

Photos & Video: African World Heritage Day

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail celebrated UNESCO African World Heritage Day today [May 5] on the Cabinet Grounds at the site of the Sally Bassett statue, with activities including drumming, an official proclamation, and more. African World Heritage Day is an outgrowth of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, which “sets out the duties of State... Read more of this article

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

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