Negro Life and Burdens of Emancipation 1888

By the year 1888, almost a whole generation had come and gone since emancipation, and the shameful apprenticeship system, which ...
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News of Negro Freedom Arrives at Turks Island 1838

Many forget that the Turks and Caicos Islands were once part of the Bahama chain. When the Bahamas gained independence ...
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Papers Relative to the Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies – Bahama Apprentices Buy Freedom

For the most part, slaves in the British colonies, after emancipation, were not made completely free. Only slaves below the ...
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Her Majesty Queen Ophelia, Queen of the South Crowned in Nassau 1884

Royal families have existed, all around the world, for as long as man had begun to live in collective communities ...
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Rescued Yoruba and Egbar Slaves Arrive in Nassau May 4th., 1838

"A ni ominira!" is Yoruba for "We are free!" On 4th May, 1838, one thousand and forty three (1,043) Yoruba ...
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Favourite Names in the Bahamas 1888

"What's in a name" Shakespeare asked. And, the American comedian W. C. Fields once said, "It ain't what they call ...
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All African Labourers Report to African Board 1837

There were largely five factions of negroes in the Bahamas on 31st., July, 1834. There were slaves, there were free ...
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One hundred Stubbs Slaves Escape to Haiti and Seventy Exuma Slaves illegally transported to Cuba 1822

For the 170 Bahama slaves who left the colony sometime in early 1822, (100 to Haiti and 70 to Cuba), ...
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Armed White Men and Trusted Slaves Protect Salt Trade Exuma 1742

Few people remember that in the 18th and early century, Exuma was once a major salt producer, for the Bahama ...
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“In the disgrace of humanity” whipping of the Rolle female slaves from Exuma 1830

If a slave ran away from his master, in the Bahama Islands, as quite a number of them did, there ...
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