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50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

The 50th anniversary of the ‘Right to Vote for All’ in Bermuda on Tuesday, May 22 “offers an opportunity for our entire community to express our appreciation for those who provided the foundation of our democracy.” A statement from groups including Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda National Library, the Chewstick Foundation, the Committee... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and survey, recording the... Read more of this article

Book Signing Set For “U-Boats Off Bermuda”

Book Signing Set For “U-Boats Off Bermuda”

Eric Wiberg, the writer of the book “U-Boats Off Bermuda,” will attend a book signing event tomorrow [April 5] at the National Library, starting at 6.00pm. An excerpt from the book’s introduction says, “During World War Two Bermuda not only sent forth convoys, escorts, and aviators to attack or evade submarines, it also welcomed... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Walk Together” Event Examines History

Photos: ‘Walk Together” Event Examines History

A group of more than a dozen people took part in the maiden ‘Walk Together’ event recently. Glenn Fubler said, “Ben Adamson, Human Rights Commissioner, provided a wonderful overview of how a small group of Friendly Societies members, networked with a few lawyer-types, resulting in the liberation of 72 enslaved Americans from the U.S. ship... Read more of this article

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] Neither a plane crash nor a male dominated colonial parliament could keep Edna Watson down. In 1948, Edna Watson challenged for a seat in Paget and won, along with Hilda Aitken, who won the seat in Smith’s that same year, making them the first women to run and win a seat in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Events To Mark UN Day Of Remembrance

On Saturday [March 24] and Sunday [March 25] 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 transatlantic slave trade was the largest... Read more of this article

Photos: Trust Auction Preview And Jumble Sale

Photos: Trust Auction Preview And Jumble Sale

The Bermuda National Trust’s annual Auction and Jumble Sale kicked off today [March 1] with hundreds of bargain hunters and lovers of antiques and Bermudiana descending on the Botanical Gardens. Two 18th Century Bermuda cedar chests are among the highlights of Saturday’s auction, whose preview starts today. The chests, donated by a Bermuda family,... Read more of this article

“Trek” Production To Celebrate Black History

“Trek” Production To Celebrate Black History

[Written by CedarBridge student Tel-Ricka Butterfield] Imagine being able to witness Sally Bassett being burned at the stake. This is something you will experience if you attend Noire’s Theatre production of “Trek.” “Trek” is a CedarBridge Academy student driven production culminating Black History Month with performances of excerpts from... Read more of this article

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

[Written by CedarBridge Academy student Lisbeth Alvarez] Many people are proud of “Black History Month” and trust me, so am I, but I do have a few issues with this so-called “Black History Month”. To begin with, why is that we only have one month acknowledging our years’ worth of history; not even focusing on the fact that February is the... Read more of this article

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Paget Primary’s Museum Impresses Premier

Premier David Burt stopped by Paget Primary School as they transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums, saying he was very impressed by the tour, with the school providing “great information on Bermuda culture and Black trailblazers.” The Premier tweeted the photos below, and said, “Can I just say how very impressed... Read more of this article

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

‘African Colonisation Of Bermuda’ Presentation

Bermuda College will feature a presentation by Dr. Clarence Maxwell — “Before the Akaniba; the African colonisation of Bermuda 1616 -1680″ — on Thursday, March 8th The event poster said, “African colonisation of Bermuda during the seventeenth century played a significant role in the island’s success and sustainability. “Enslaved... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 20], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Randolph Furbert, Dale Butler, Malachi Jones,... Read more of this article

Paget Primary Create Black History Museums

Paget Primary Create Black History Museums

On Tuesday [Feb 20] Paget Primary School will transform their classrooms into Black History Museums celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, and the school said they “encourage parents, grandparents and the community to come and view the Museums prepared by the teachers and students.” A spokesperson said, “On... Read more of this article