Jailor of Runaway Slaves Saw Opportunity To Make Money – He Opened School For Free Coloured Children Charging 8 shillings per month

Free people of colour, or the mixed raced, in Nassau, were in desperate need of schooling for their children. So ...
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Savaletta Hanna – forged will of black, illiterate, poor farmer and LAND – You know how it ends – Freeport 1967

Savaletta Lewis Hanna died of a stroke on 30th December 1953. She was 80 years old. Savaletta would have been ...
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Dichotomies During Slavery: Sold, Runaway, Revered – Mackay, Maria and Flora 1808

In 1808, three women, Flora, Maria and Mackay, all slaves, offer an altogether common picture surrounding the institution of slavery ...
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Barak Morton, William Whylly and other Planters who owed Government for granted land as Slavery ended 1834

“The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's ...
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Silver Cup Made In London Given To James Carmichael Smyth by Free Coloured Inhabitants of Bahamas 1834

By March 1833, the Bahamas Assembly, who unequivocally loathed Governor, Sir James Carmichael Smyth, had succeeded in having his governorship ...
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Bahamas Assembly Pays £36 To Stop Slave Compensation Claim For Negro Hanged Four Days After Emancipation 1835

Castletown Roberts, a slave, was hung on August 5th, 1834. It was a Tuesday. Castletown was hung, from the top ...
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Friday 22nd. June, 1832, Columbus Statue Erected Amid Battle Over Slavery Between Assembly and Governor Carmichael Smyth

On 22nd June, 1832, a statue of Christopher Columbus, was unveiled, at Government House for the very first time. While ...
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Vote Granted To Murray G. Farquharson, Free Person of Colour, By An Act of the Assembly Was Undoubtedly Political 1830

In January 1830, Murray G. Farquharson, a free, person of colour, was politically gifted with one of the highest honours ...
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Elections 1832 – Fights, Cheating, Negroes and Coloureds Vote and Riot, Candidates Beaten Up, Winners Woke Up As Losers

Freeholder blacks and coloureds, in the Bahama Islands, voted in 1832 - a full two years - before the end ...
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Crimes of Slaves, Free Blacks and Whites in Mid-Colonial 1800s Bahamas

During the 1800s, the mid-colonial era of the Bahamas, theft of property, was a very serious a crime. Serious theft, ...
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