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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When “Numbers” Was The Most Dangerous Game For Negroes 1961

With the legalisation of the once underground gambling racket in the Bahamas, called 'Numbers,' it is easy to forget just ...
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Real Estate Men Were Kings and Everyone Else Selfish and Narrow 1940

There was a time, when real estate men, in the Bahamas, were veritable kings. They were the fat cats who ...
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An Early Reference to Goombay from Haiti 1899

Many Bahamians have proffered a long held idea that Goombay was uniquely homegrown. From the celebration festival, to the very ...
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May 24th Empire Day! When We Celebrated Being British

May 24th was once a very important day in the Bahamas. It was Empire Day! Jolly Good and Hurrah!! 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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Haunted Goal in Inagua 1889

The Bahamas Negro, and his assumed wily ways became endless fodder for journalists, and writers in the 19th century. A ...
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£500,000 Government Farm Project Abandoned on Andros 1953

Self-sustaining food and livestock production has always been a difficult objective for the Bahamas. Throughout its modern history, one agricultural ...
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English Lawyer Ordered Deported Tries to Sue Bahamas 1947

In 1946, Walter Sidney Chaney, an English Barrister, had just landed his dream job. He was on his way to ...
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Spaniards Held Prisoners on Mayaguana 1905

On February 17, 1905, the inhabitants of Abraham Bay, on the southern coast of Mayaguana, couldn't believe their good fortune ...
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