Photos & Video: Theatre Boycott Celebration

July 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

[Updated with photos] An Appreciation Celebration to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott is being held today [July 2] at City Hall and you can watch the video below.

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A spokesperson previously said, “On Thursday, July 2nd from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, there will be an Appreciation Celebration at City Hall marking the anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott. That two-week peaceful campaign, championed by ordinary people, culminated in an extraordinary breakthrough for Bermuda, on July 2, 1959.

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 71-minute replay is below

That transformational shift, achieved without violence, toppled the dominoes of segregation. While engendering a sense that ‘Black Lives Matter’, the movement also leveraged key momentum in fostering a democratic Bermuda – the right to vote, for all. This Appreciation Celebration is an expression of thanks – while wearing masks – to those many on whose shoulders we stand today.”

Update: Photos from today’s event

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  1. Celebrate says:

    Celebrate living in the past! Hope it rains on you people!

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