Video: Theatre Boycott Anniversary Celebrated

June 30, 2014

The 55th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott was celebrated today [June 30] by a group of organizations with a proclamation being read on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton.

A spokesperson for the group said, “We the undersigned, representing those organizations so listed, wish to join in the collaborative spirit that was exemplified by those who played any part in the Success of the Theatre Boycott that peacefully bore fruit in two short weeks, on July 2, 1959.

Imagine Bermuda, June 30 2014-1

“In appreciation of all those who brought about that watershed in the story of Bermuda, we wish to remind each other that the Boycott’s success provided the foundation for the broader achievements that our Island enjoyed over the subsequent decades.

“Aware that our Island – like much of the Global Community – faces new challenges today, we pause to reflect on the essence of the achievement of that transformative chapter. The success of the Boycott, reinforced the principal that we are called to exercise a reverence for each other, no matter our race, religion, economic status or organizational affiliation.

“Our Proclamation on this Anniversary reminds us of the words of Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley, that there is ‘One Love’, offering all of us the opportunity to join in Celebration.”

The list of organizations that supported the Proclamation includes:

  • A.B.I.C.
  • A.D.H.T.
  • Age Concern
  • Anglican Churches
  • B.E.C.
  • Berkeley Institute
  • B.H.S.
  • Bermuda Hotel Association
  • B.I.U.
  • B.P.S.U.
  • B.U.T.
  • Cedarbridge Academy
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chewstick Foundation
  • Cornerstone Bible Fellowship
  • Corporation of Hamilton
  • Corporation of St. George
  • CURB
  • Family Centre
  • Human Rights Commission
  • N.V.C.C.
  • O.B.A.
  • P.H.C.
  • P.L.P.
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Saltus
  • Salvation Army
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • St. George’s Cricket Club

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  1. i and i says:

    De muah de merriah!

  2. i and i says:

    How bout women mayors…international card games with prize money and international coverage ,some de proceeds go to a charity of choice per contestant.jet ski racing (international),sunfish,all different classes sailboats,just keep movin and grovin….it’s like you go sleep sometimes….as yah hunny….you get out….what you put in!

  3. Progressive says:

    And yet today, some 55 years later, we have people arguing that they should be allowed to discriminate against who they rent their houses and apartments to. Can somebody explain the difference to me? Because I can’t find one. And no matter how much time has passed…it’s clear that not much has changed. :(

  4. Huh says:

    Why isn’t this group fighting to give PRC holders who have been here since 1989 the right to vote?

    • Truth Teller says:

      Because that is not a human rights issue. That’s why!!!