Advertisement for Principal of new College of Bahamas – Salary B$14,000 per year – 1969

From 1969, it was always the dream that the new College of the Bahamas, would eventually become a University of ...
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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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Teenage Girl From Nassau Who Became Friends With A Teenage Prince… But It All Ended In Tears 1979

Though not born in The Bahamas, the name Ray Nathaniels (Ray James Holman Gregg Nathaniels) by 1979, was a highly ...
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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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Photos of The General Strike of 1958

The General Strike of 1958, initially began as a taxicab strike. The government created and politically appointed, Airports Board, gave ...
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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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