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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

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

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

In commemoration of 180 years since the abolition of slavery in Bermuda and the development of human rights since then, the Centre for Justice is organizing a conference on rights, civil liberties, and the administration of justice. Members of the public are invited to submit essays to be included as part of a panel discussion. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Video: Maya Angelou Reads Mary Prince

Video: Maya Angelou Reads Mary Prince

Maya Angelou, the world-renowned poet and civil rights activist, died today [May 28] in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, leaving behind a legacy of written and spoken words that have served to inspire countless people over several generations. She was, in turn, inspired by people who had come before her, including Bermudian Mary Prince, a... Read more of this article

ADHT Praises Wells And Best For Their Support

ADHT Praises Wells And Best For Their Support

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] has praised local athletes Nahki Wells and Clyde Best for their support of ADHT’s efforts to mark the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade after the pair donated autographed memorabilia intended to raise money for a week’s worth... Read more of this article

Lecture To Be Held On History Of Mary Prince

Lecture To Be Held On History Of Mary Prince

Tomorrow [Oct 29] CURB will present a lecture by Margot Maddison-MacFadyen on Mary Prince, a Bermudian born into slavery who went on to publish her autobiography, ‘The History of Mary Prince’ in 1831. Her book was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in the United Kingdom and helped to galvanize the abolitionist movement.... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

[Updated with video] The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 13] 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. David Raths and Rev. Dr Erksine Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard,... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Commemorate Victims Of Slavery

Bermuda To Commemorate Victims Of Slavery

The African Heritage Diaspora Trail Bermuda will be holding a series of public events in the lead-up to International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade [Mar.25]. For more than 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest... Read more of this article

Photos: “Chained On The Rock” Book Launch

Photos: “Chained On The Rock” Book Launch

Minister of Community & Cultural Development Wayne Scott and Business Bermuda CEO Cheryl Packwood presided over the launch of two new volumes on slavery on the island at a National Museum ceremony held last week [Feb. 28] Written by Ms Packwood’s father — the late author, historian and librarian Cyril Outerbridge Packwood [pictured]... Read more of this article

Groundbreaking Black History Book Back In Print

Groundbreaking Black History Book Back In Print

A pioneering work on Bermuda’s black history is back in print after almost 40 years along with a  previously unpublished biography of Cobbs Hill Methodist Church builder Edward Fraser also written by renowned local author Cyril Outerbridge Packwood [pictured]. Originally released in 1975, the new edition of Mr. Packwood’s “Chained... Read more of this article

Video: Mary Prince Inducted As National Hero

Video: Mary Prince Inducted As National Hero

[Updated with video] Premier Paula Cox proclaimed Mary Prince — who was born into slavery in 1788 — as the National Hero for 2012 at an Induction Ceremony held this evening [June 16] at Barr’s Bay Park. The Induction Ceremony was attended by over 200 people, and featured an interpretative dance entitled “A Woman Named Prince”... Read more of this article

Minister: National Heroes Day Induction Ceremony

Minister: National Heroes Day Induction Ceremony

An account of the life of 2012 National Hero Mary Prince and the agenda for the Induction Ceremony were the spoken about today [June 15] in the House of Assembly by Patrice Minors, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. “This is a singularly most significant event that will take place on Saturday 16th June at Barr’s Bay Park beginning at 6:00pm.... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Named 2012 Bermuda National Hero

Mary Prince Named 2012 Bermuda National Hero

The Naming and Recognition Committee in conjunction with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs announced today that Mary Prince — who was born into slavery — will be recognised as the 2012 National Hero. Mary Prince was a Bermudian woman born into slavery at Brackish Pond, now known as Devonshire Marsh in Devonshire Parish, Bermuda.... Read more of this article