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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

“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

ADHT Day Of Remembrance Tickets On Sale

ADHT Day Of Remembrance Tickets On Sale

The ADHT Bermuda Foundation announced that tickets for the events that will take place during the week of 22nd March – 28th March 2015 to commemorate the 2015 International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade are now on sale at locations from Somerset to St. George’s.Tickets available at: Caesar’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Black History Month

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Black History Month

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge] Fifty years ago, in Montgomery, Alabama, 600 African Americans, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, left the town of Selma and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in their campaign for voting rights. They were met by state troopers who fired tear gas into the crowd and bludgeoned them with clubs, leaving... 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

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

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

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

February TV: Celebrating Black History Month

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] 2015 marks the 100-year anniversary of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History [ASALH], the organisation at the origin of the yearly commemoration of black history. With this milestone, the ASALH has chosen “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” as the 2015 National... Read more of this article