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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

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

‘Bake-Off’ Fundraiser For Children’s Activity Book

‘Bake-Off’ Fundraiser For Children’s Activity Book

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation, along with Title Sponsor, Green Lite Café and Eatery, will host a Back to School Bake-Off with proceeds in aid of the production of an ADHT activity/coloring booking. The book will feature sites of memory on the ADHT Bermuda trail and will give children and families an opportunity to learn... Read more of this article

Lecture: Boycotts, Black Tourism, Desegregation

Lecture: Boycotts, Black Tourism, Desegregation

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs 10th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson / Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture will be held on July 23, 6 p.m. at the New Hall Lecture Theatre, Bermuda College. “This annual memorial lecture features a talk on some aspect of the history of the African diaspora. It began in 2006 as a way of honouring... Read more of this article

UK College To Screen Civil Rights Documentary

UK College To Screen Civil Rights Documentary

The Oxford University Race and Resistance Network and Pembroke College Oxford is getting set to screen an award-winning documentary on the Bermuda civil rights movement, called When Voices Rise by Quibo Films/Errol Williams. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Rev. Kingsley Tweed, one of the leaders of the Bermuda civil rights movement,... Read more of this article

Lecture: What Happened To Mary Prince?

Lecture: What Happened To Mary Prince?

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] will host a lecture by Margot Maddison-Macfadyen “What Happened To Mary Prince After Emancipation” on Monday 18th May, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Cathedral Hall on Church Street in Hamilton. The event flyer says, “Since 2008, Margot Maddison-MacFadyen has investigated and authenticated... Read more of this article

St. George’s To Celebrate Pilot ‘Jemmy’ Darrell

St. George’s To Celebrate Pilot ‘Jemmy’ Darrell

The family of Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell and the Corporation of St. George are getting set to promote its UNESCO World Heritage Site status by celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of the pilot, who died on April 12, 1815. Considered to be the first black man to own a home in Bermuda, Mr. Darrell was a freed slave. Deed polls confirm... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dr. E.F. Gordon Remembered

Photos & Video: Dr. E.F. Gordon Remembered

Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Chewstick Foundation, hosted a celebration of the 120th anniversary of the birth of national hero Dr. E.F Gordon on Friday [Mar 20] in front of City Hall in Hamilton. The program at City Hall included presentations, music, and spoken word by students from... Read more of this article