Paget Primary To Create Black History Museum

February 25, 2020

[Written by Vejay Steede]

Paget Primary’s third annual Bermuda Black History Museum will be staged on Thursday, February 27th from 9am – 2pm.

The always wonderful exhibit will be open to the public, and several schools [preschool and primary] have been invited, as in previous years. Invitations have also been sent out to honored guests, such as the Premier and Opposition Leader, the Minister of Education, and the Commissioner of Education, as well as members of the Paget Parish Council and other stakeholders.

As is the tradition now, each classroom will honor a different historical figure from Bermuda’s past. Primary 1 Smith will feature Chef Herbie Bascome while Primary 2 Cann will recognize Mr. Frederick ‘Penny’ Bean, and P2 Williams will celebrate Mrs. Sharon Wilson.

P3 Liverpool will highlight Mr. Frederick Wade while P3 Swan celebrates Mr. Eugene O’Conner, and P4 Haley / Birmingham will observe the contributions of Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego [Roosevelt Brown].

P5 Smith will feature Mrs. Shirley Pearman while P6 Cann celebrates Mrs. Debbie Jones Hunter, and P6 Fox highlights Ms. Gina Swainson. P6 Doyling will acknowledge the achievements of Judge Maxanne Caines and the ASD Classroom will remember Nurse Beverley Howell.

Organizing team member Gina Cann said, “The purpose of this annual event is to highlight and recognize those individuals who have helped pave the way and continue to pave the way and contribute to Bermuda’s history and legacy.

“We at Paget Primary want our students to learn and know about persons right here in Bermuda who have done really well for themselves and our island home.

“We want the students to also recognize that these individuals have done and are doing well for their country in many different arenas, therefore students can strive to be whatever they wish to be in life, but with dedication, hard work and a passion for what they do, they can be successful as well!”

Black History Museum Bermuda Feb 2020

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  1. Wow!!
    Meaningful, necessary…great ideas coming together for Bermuda and her people.
    Well put together…
    Power to the people of Bermuda!

    • Onion Juice says:

      About time we recognize and honour those of African Heritage in Bermuda especially those whom fought against the Status Quo who were demonized.