Tartan To Commemorate Bahamian-Scottish Heritage Officially Recognised 1966

Scottish-Bahamian heritage, survives in The Bahamas today, through many historical surnames, as well as, a tartan print, officially recognised by ...
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Founder of Sandilands Village and FoxHill —Justice Robert Sandilands Had To Find God After Getting Shot For Being Biggety – 1831

Robert Sandilands arrived in the Bahama Islands in 1830. Sandilands was a rich slave owner and plantation owner, earning him ...
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Former Slave Sharper Montell and his former slave masters Francis Montell and Son 1864

By 1864, slavery in the Bahama Islands, had only been abolished some 30 years. This was no time at all ...
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As Negroes Realised Political Power, Bahama Friendly Society and Anglo-African League Engage in a Public War of Words on Emancipation Day 1888

By 1888, it had been approximately fifty years, since the early end of slave apprenticeship. Many changes to the negro ...
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First of August Eventually Became Emancipation Day

The anniversary of the abolition of slavery, in The Bahamas, was originally called ‘The First of August.’ It would be ...
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Nassau Negro Working On Blockade Boat Refuses Confederate Money For His Pineapples and Nassau Man Kept His Confederate Flag for 60 years

Slavery had been abolished in the British West Indies in 1834. By 1863, some 29 years later, a new generation ...
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Affluent Negroes During Slavery – Who was Free Black Attorney Henry Forbes?1822

Were there affluent, educated free blacks, during slavery in the Bahamas? Simple probabilities say there must have been. Could there ...
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Free Black Women and Free Women of Colour Who Owned Slaves Bahamas Slave Register 1822

How did black women and women of colour obtain their freedom and come to possess their own slaves? How were ...
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Whatever Happened To The Slave Relics Found By Sir Harry Oakes As He Cleared His Thousands of Acres In Nassau 1938

If truth be told, Sir Harry Oakes wasted his life and fortune in the Bahamas. He was neither mourned, nor ...
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Ebo Venus, Hard Times and Good Luck, the Slaves of Alexander Forbes of Exuma 1822

The surname Forbes, like Rolle, and Bain are some of the more prevalent surnames in the Bahamas. They, like many ...
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