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CBC Highlight Teacher Millie Burgess

CBC Highlight Teacher Millie Burgess

Millie Burgess, who was born in Bermuda, is being highlighted by Canada’s CBC as “the first female teacher of African descent to teach in the Ontario school system.” The CBC story says, “Millie Burgess says she spent much of her career relishing telling strangers she had 20 children and watching their jaws drop. “Burgess,... Read more of this article

CURB Statement On Black History Month

CURB Statement On Black History Month

Noting that many nations and people celebrate Black History Month in February. CURB’s Central Council said they “deeply respects and appreciate those efforts and offer its resources to any individual or group who wishes to enhance their recognition of Black Bermudian History.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s closest geographic neighbours... Read more of this article

BF&M Sponsors Free For February At NMB

BF&M Sponsors Free For February At NMB

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February — the tenth year of this community programme –  and this year, like last, Free for February is generously sponsored by BF&M. Abigail Clifford, President and CEO of BF&M Limited, shared: “We are very proud to... Read more of this article

‘Unchained On The Rock’ Launches Offerings

‘Unchained On The Rock’ Launches Offerings

Liana Nanang and Ajala Omodele have launched ‘Unchained on the Rock,’ a new initiative that “chronicles narratives of Black liberation” and offers “talks, tours, workshops, and educational curriculum consulting.” A spokesperson said, “Unchained on the Rock, a Bermuda-based initiative that chronicles narratives... Read more of this article

Community Groups To Celebrate MLK’s Legacy

Community Groups To Celebrate MLK’s Legacy

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB], Imagine Bermuda, and Social Justice Bermuda are collaborating to hold a celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday [Jan 16] at the Anglican Cathedral from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. A spokesperson said, “This observance offers an opportunity to reflect on some of the qualities of character... Read more of this article

CITV Series Continues With Sir John Swan

CITV Series Continues With Sir John Swan

The CITV series ‘Conversations with A Former Premier’ featuring Sir John Swan will begin airing on Monday, 9 January. A Government spokesperson said, “This is the second instalment in the series that chronicles the important aspects of Bermuda’s history. Sir John Swan held the office from 1982 – 1995. He has the distinction of... Read more of this article

Portuguese History Film To Screen On Dec 29

Portuguese History Film To Screen On Dec 29

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary film, FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda taking place at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Thursday, December 29. A spokesperson said, “Method Media Bermuda is proud to bring FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda back to Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute for the 5th and 6th screenings.... Read more of this article

New Southampton Architectural Heritage Book

New Southampton Architectural Heritage Book

The Bermuda National Trust is launching ‘Southampton,’ the tenth and last in its Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage series. A spokesperson said, “The series, begun in 1995, covers every parish and the City of Hamilton. It highlights the architecture of the most interesting buildings on the island and the people who built, lived and... Read more of this article

CURB: New ‘Black History In Bermuda Timeline’

CURB: New ‘Black History In Bermuda Timeline’

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] announced the re-publication of its pioneering book, ‘Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning 5 Centuries’. A spokesperson said, “Having initially published 1,000 copies in October 2020, every single copy was purchased and the demand from Bermudians and Residents for this vital record has remained... Read more of this article

Bermudian Author Delivers Lecture At Harvard

Bermudian Author Delivers Lecture At Harvard

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian author St Clair Tucker delivered a presentation on the history of enslaved Native Americans in Bermuda at Harvard University. Mr Tucker, known as “Brinky”, was invited to attend the Wampum Renewal Ceremony, Honouring Indigenous People Who Were Enslaved at Harvard University, by the Harvard Alumni Association. Tribe... Read more of this article

Rev Kingsley Tweed To Speak On Theatre Boycott

Rev Kingsley Tweed To Speak On Theatre Boycott

[Written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, December 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church’s Centennial Hall, the legendary Rev. Dr. Kingsley Tweed will share his memories of the famous 1959 Theatre Boycott organized by the secretive “Progressive Group.” Exiled for over 41 years, historians would often mention his name, but were unaware of how to... Read more of this article

“Remember Forever” Remembrance Day Art

“Remember Forever” Remembrance Day Art

Artist Nicky Gurret has created an art installation at the Crow Lane roundabout in order to mark Remembrance Day. The Government posted the photos below online and said, “As we prepare to mark Remembrance Day we hope everyone has had a chance to see the poignant art installation at the Crow Lane roundabout by Bermudian artist Nicky Gurret. “Under... Read more of this article

Bermuda Veterans Remembered In Films

Bermuda Veterans Remembered In Films

Bermuda’s war veterans are being remembered in three films screened at the Bermuda National Library in Hamilton throughout this month. The Lest We Forget, Celebrating Our Veterans In Film programme includes In The Hour Of Victory, The Massachusetts 54th Coloured Infantry and Bermuda’s Defence Heritage by the National Museum of Bermuda. They are... Read more of this article