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Video: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

Video: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

The ‘Freedom Square’ was recently unveiled at City Hall, serving to commemorate the 1959 Theatre Boycott, and the City of Hamilton asked a number of people to explain  “What Does Freedom Mean to You?” The video description says, “To mark the unveiling of Freedom Square on July 2, 2021, the City of Hamilton set up a camera and... Read more of this article

Sea Venture Landing Day Event On July 28

Sea Venture Landing Day Event On July 28

A Sea Venture Landing Day event — to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the survivors of the Sea Venture shipwreck in Bermuda — will be held on Wednesday, July 28th in the east end. A spokesperson said, “The St. George’s/Lyme Regis Twinning Association will hold a Sea Venture Landing Day to mark the anniversary of the July 28, 1609,... Read more of this article

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

The Department of Culture outlined a series of events being held this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day and Mary Prince Day holidays. A spokesperson said, “As is tradition, each year, the Department of Culture hosts and sponsors a number of activities during the month of July and August to commemorate Bermuda’s emancipation. “Last... Read more of this article

Videos: City Of Hamilton Freedom Square

Videos: City Of Hamilton Freedom Square

The City of Hamilton recently provided five historical videos as part of its Freedom Square initiative, offering a glimpse of the city in times past, including a look at the Hamilton Hotel, Nellie’s Walk, Dismont Drive, the Theatre Boycott, and the Zion Chapel. Hamilton Hotel | Freedom SquareThis video’s description says, “The Hamilton Hotel... Read more of this article

45 Years Ago Today: Royal Visit Remembered

45 Years Ago Today: Royal Visit Remembered

45 years ago — on July 3rd, 1976 — the Queen visited Bermuda, marking her third visit to the island. Government House posted the photo below online, saying, “On 3 July 1976, Her Majesty The Queen visited Bermuda accompanied by the Late Duke of Edinburgh. “This trip was the third visit to Bermuda by Her Majesty The Queen and the Late... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Freedom Square Unveiled

Photos & Videos: Freedom Square Unveiled

‘Freedom Square’ was officially unveiled at City Hall, serving to commemorate the 1959 Theatre Boycott and serve as “a central location where the public can come to reflect on and celebrate the freedoms that have been fought for, freedoms that have been realized and those still to come.” Speaking at the unveiling, Mayor Charles... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

[Opinion column written by Dr. Norma Cox Astwood] The history of Berkeley’s relationship with Wantley extends beyond the bricks and mortar that built those edifices. The history is what those buildings represent. To demolish Wantley is to further annihilate and deny Bermuda’s black population, and by extension all of Bermuda’s population, another... Read more of this article

Decolonising Archaeology In Bermuda Webinar

Decolonising Archaeology In Bermuda Webinar

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Decolonising Archaeology in Bermuda” on Thursday [July 1] from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Tucker’s Town Burial Ground is a lasting memorial of a once thriving free Black community in Bermuda. The burial plot, long neglected and overgrown,... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On Anti-Apartheid Movement

Video: Discussion On Anti-Apartheid Movement

At 5.30pm today [June 26] there will be a live panel discussion to mark the observance of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “In observance of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 5.30pm, there will be a Virtual Panel... Read more of this article

Photos: Seven Honoured On 40th Anniversary

Photos: Seven Honoured On 40th Anniversary

[Updated with video] As part of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda, seven of the “emerging generation who are exemplars of ‘Thinking Globally and Acting Locally” were honoured today including Eugene Dean, Christopher Famous, Sumaya Lambe, Dwayne Robinson, Rosalind Wingate, Dr Carika Weldon, and... Read more of this article

Dr. Janet Ferguson: Crafting A Personal Story

Dr. Janet Ferguson: Crafting A Personal Story

Dr. Janet Ferguson, education expert, will lead a free webinar with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] on Wednesday, June 16th at 5:30pm. A spokesperson said, “Dr. Ferguson, the former Executive Director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at Bermuda College is a storywork facilitator and a member of the board of StoryCenter [US]. She is also... Read more of this article

New Book On One Of Sea Venture Passengers

New Book On One Of Sea Venture Passengers

British author Margaret Rice has published a book entitled “The Henry Bagwell Story: English Adventurer, Virginia Planter 1589-1663,” described as the “previously untold story of Henry’s voyage to the new colony of Virginia in 1609, on the Sea Venture.” A spokesperson said, “A first-time English author has released... Read more of this article

Free Webinar Tribute To Dr Pauulu Kamarakafego

Free Webinar Tribute To Dr Pauulu Kamarakafego

The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour and the Griot will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, June 3 focused on the life of Dr. Pauulu  Kamarakafego. A spokesperson said, “Join a free webinar with the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural tour and the Griot for a tribute book reading and discussion based on the life of Dr. Pauulu R.N.O.B.... Read more of this article