Lord Rolle Complaining About Having to Feed Slaves in Exuma 1834

Lord John Rolle was one angry beast of a man in 1834. Not only was forced to free his slaves, ...
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Taxing negro and mulatto slaves to pay for free white apprentices Nassau 1790

The late 1700s, saw the beginnings of a significant historical population expansion in the islands. By 1790, with the influx ...
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Shackled, peppered eyes, beaten to death, then Governor Grant tries to exonerate killers 1826

Kate lived on the plantation of her masters, Henry and Helen Moss on Crooked Island. Kate was a slave. She ...
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Arsonists try to kill that old African Alladay Adderley, Nassau 1884

When Alex Hailey was finally able to find the name of his ancestor, Kunta Kinte, in the historical records, he ...
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Murder of Walter Sims, Long Island 1835

When the body of Walter Sims, son of a prominent Long Island planter, is found smashed in pieces at the ...
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Armed guards to protect Columbus statue Nassau 1832

Governor James Carmichael-Smyth was governor of the Bahamas from 1829-1833. He was a much despised and hated man, for no ...
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Three stolen Bahamians Throw Slaveship Captain Overboard 1795

For the rest of human time, and for every generation of Bahamians yet to come, this story, of three Bahama ...
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A Problem with History – What are we really celebrating at John Canoe?

In the Bahamas, at some point in its not too distant past, the native fete of John Canoe, the dance ...
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Last Negress Slave dies Nassau Bahamas 1934

There are two extraordinary women who beg mention, as the last negresses of the 20th century, whose eyes bore witness ...
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Last African Slave Nassau Bahamas Dies 1928

There are some traditional Yoruba prayer intercessions, which are said, so that one may pay homage to the African gods ...
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