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Kaelyn Fleming: Black History Month Essay

Kaelyn Fleming: Black History Month Essay

[Written by Berkeley Institute student Kaelyn Fleming, who received an honourable mention in the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] Dr. Claudette Fleming has been an advocate for seniors for 20 years. She started working at Age concern in July of 2006, working at a cubical as a lone employee. Now, she has a well-developed team of employees... Read more of this article

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

[Written by Warwick Academy student McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, the second place winner of the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a heroine as a woman who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great. When I think of a black heroine of Bermuda’s legal system, Dame... Read more of this article

Razeeyah Robinson: Black History Month Essay

Razeeyah Robinson: Black History Month Essay

[Written by Whitney Institute Middle School student Razeeyah Robinson, the winner of the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] In honor of Black History Month, the contribution of this fascinating hero to the Bermuda legal system has been echoed over the years during his life and after. Julian Ernest Sinclair Phillips Hall was known to be young,... Read more of this article

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

As we celebrate Black History Month, BELCO said they are honoured to remember the achievements of Eugene Cox, saying “his 23 years with BELCO were a testament to tearing down racial barriers, determination and hard work.” A spokesperson said, “In 1962, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] hired a young black man to work as... Read more of this article

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale — the last victim of the War of 1812 — was held this weekend in St George’s. Midshipman Dale, 20, died in Bermuda in February 1815 of wounds received while fighting in the War of 1812. For many years the U.S. Military commemorated Midshipman Dale on the anniversary... Read more of this article

BHM Dinner To Honour Dr Clarence Maxwell

BHM Dinner To Honour Dr Clarence Maxwell

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club announced that this year’s Black History Month dinner on Friday, February 26th, will be held in honour of Dr Clarence V.H. Maxwell. “The intimate dinner party, which will be limited to 25 guests in line with the latest Government restrictions, will see guests enjoy a one-off menu showcasing an Afro-Bermudian... Read more of this article

Dr Quito Swan’s Book Makes ASALH Finals List

Dr Quito Swan’s Book Makes ASALH Finals List

Bermudian Dr Quito Swan’s book Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice was a finalist for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s [ASALH] book prize contest. The Washingon DC based ASALH organisation said, “In broad term, the ASALH Book Prize committee is interested in monographs... Read more of this article

Encore Showing Of “Broadcasting Black” Film

Encore Showing Of “Broadcasting Black” Film

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature an encore showing of Broadcasting Black, the locally produced film which “explores the often overlooked contribution of black media to the success of the 1959 Theatre Boycotts.” “Broadcasting Black was created by Dr. Dana Selassie, and the film was previously screened last... Read more of this article

BNT: 300 Year Old Property To Be Improved

BNT: 300 Year Old Property To Be Improved

One of Bermuda’s most historic houses is undergoing renovations, with the Verdmont property in Smith’s Parish — which is more than 300 years old — to remain closed to the public until the work is completed this spring. A Bermuda National Trust spokesperson said, “One of Bermuda’s most important historic houses is undergoing renovations... Read more of this article

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Webinar

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Webinar

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] recently launched one of its 2021 education programmes: “Tracing Our Roots/Routes”. “This year-long series of online presentations and workshops by overseas and local experts, and an on-site contemporary art exhibit will support and encourage family history research and connections to the past,” NMB... Read more of this article

“St. David’s Tour & More” With Rick Spurling

“St. David’s Tour & More” With Rick Spurling

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series is getting set to present a self-driven tour entitled “St. David’s Tour & More” with Rick Spurling on Saturday [Feb 6]. The event poster says, “Join us for a tour as we learn about some of the cultural highlights of St. David’s, including Cashew City, St. David’s Lighthouse,... Read more of this article

NMB Offers Free Admission In February

NMB Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February for the eighth year. “NMB is a collective voice for and about Bermuda. Through collections, exhibits, and programmes, the Museum offers insights into contemporary issues and is one of the Island’s leading educational resources... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering Bermuda History Events

Titan Express Offering Bermuda History Events

In recognition of the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Titan Express and The African Bermudian Dispersion Cultural Tour will be offering a series of events in February and March. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of the United Nations’ International Day... Read more of this article