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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

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

‘Remembering The Enterprise’ Event Postponed

‘Remembering The Enterprise’ Event Postponed

The Department of Culture’s ‘Remembering the Enterprise’ event has been postponed until February 25 due to inclement weather. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Culture is advising that the ‘Remembering the Enterprise’ commemoration event, which was due to take place tomorrow [Feb 11] at Barr’s Bay... Read more of this article

Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition

Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition

Conyers is inviting all local middle and senior school students, grades 8-12, to submit an essay of 1,500 words discussing “Why it is important to recognise Black History Month in Bermuda?” – with the winner to earn a $1,000 prize. A spokesperson said, “Conyers announces its annual Black History Month essay competition. The firm invites... Read more of this article

BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

As the Covid-19 pandemic required students to undertake online learning from home, a partnership between the Department of Education and the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] utilized Zoom lessons and interactions with historical figures to to help children continue their educational pursuits. A spokesperson said, “A partnership between the Department... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

The City of Hamilton will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of City Hall tomorrow [Feb 11], with the original tools used by George L. Burt, who laid the cornerstone of the building, to be on display. “The cornerstone is the very first stone laid for a building. It is usually in the northeast corner but there was too much building material... Read more of this article

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

“Spaces are available for the final two open-air theatrical performances chronicling the story of enslaved Bermuda heroine Sally Bassett this month,” the BTA said today. “The free evening events, held on Front Street’s Cabinet Office lawn, are generating positive reviews from audiences since being launched as part of a new fall cultural... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

[Updated with photos] An open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s story, adapted from Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson’s play Trial by Fire, was held this evening [Oct 3] on the grounds of the Cabinet Office. You can watch the 45-minute live replay for below, and for a ‘better experience’ you can attend the play in person... Read more of this article

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Organisers ‘Empowered Me Wellness’ will be presenting ‘Healing Thyself Through Knowing Thyself’ on September 22nd at Liberty Theater, saying the lecture and chat event will explore African Bermudian history with Mwalimu Melody Micere Van Putten and African Spirituality with Professor James Small.” A spokesperson said, “How... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Service Honours Pilot Darrell

Photos & Video: Service Honours Pilot Darrell

[Updated with photos] A Commemorative Service for Pilot James Darrell is taking place this evening [April 13] and you can tune in live below. In describing the event, St Peter’s Church said, “Pilot James [Jemmy] Darrell, one of the first King’s Pilots in Bermuda, died 12 April, 1815 and a commemorative service is held annually at his... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

[Updated] Titan Express will be hosting an “African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour” on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 from 10.00 to 1.00pm, with tours starting promptly from Hamilton Ferry Terminal. A spokesperson said, “Journey into an untold Legacy and join in on an Island Bus tour and discover the island of Bermuda true past... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article