Videos: Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

June 15, 2020

Bermuda is celebrating National Heroes Day today [June 15], honouring the island’s National Heroes, including Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dr. E.F. Gordon, Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego, Sir Henry Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Morrell, Sir E.T. Richards, and Sir John Swan.

To help mark the occasion, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has shared a series of video tributes from local Bermudians who discuss the specific causes that our National Heroes were passionate about.

Bermuda National Heroes June 2020

Minister Lovitta Foggo’s Bermuda National Heroes Day 2020 Message

The Power Of Telling Our Stories: A Tribute To Mary Prince – Presented By Juanae Crockwell

Women’s Empowerment: A Tribute To Gladys Misick Morrell – Presented By Christie Hunter-Arscott

Overcoming Challenges: A Tribute To Sir John Swan – Presented By Thea Furbert, Tomorrow’s Voices

Sustainable Farming: A Tribute To Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego – Presented By Chris Faria, Agraliving

The Power Of The Collective: A Tribute To Dr. E.F. Gordon – Presented By Yusef Bushara

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: A Tribute To Dame Lois Browne-Evans – Presented By Liana Hall

Effecting Social Change Through Political Change: A Tribute To Sir Henry Tucker – Presented By John Barritt

Bermuda/Caribbean Connections: A Tribute To Sir Edward Richards – Presented By Dr. Theodore Francis

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  1. Each one of these tributes we have heard repeatedly and none of their legacy’s should ever be down played or lost, but there’s so many other National Heroes that we have had in years gone by and we ask when will there stories be told, may the selection committees can review and next year give us stories of live’s that have never been in our History book’s because it was never allowed in our schools.

    I also look forward to the day that the Department of Education would implement into our schools curriculum mandatory Bermuda history instead of everyone else’s History, I have never heard of Mary Prince, unto the day that they had erected a Plaque in her honor at a residence on St. John’s Road Pembroke and that is only in the last 4 to 5 years, I never heard of Sallie Bassett before her statue was erected, so it goes to show what we don’t learn in our schools.

    • Onion Juice says:

      How can you have Heroes who fought against oppression (who Historically have been vilified in Bermuda) on the same level as the oppresors ( who were the villains) portrayed as Heroes?
      This is a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Ill choose who my Heroes will be!!!!!!!¡

    • Onion Juice says:

      This is a joke

    • Onion Juice says:

      All depends who you ask

    • Mary Lodge says:

      The Minister of Education has the power to require all students who graduate in Bermuda, in public or private schools, to have to pass an exam in authentic Bermuda history.
      This would be easy to implement and powerful in its effect.