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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Earliest Black Student at St. Catherine’s College Cambridge was Bahamian Alfred Francis Adderley 1912

To this very day, according to St. Catherine’s College Cambridge’s website, there is an academic prize, established by a legacy …
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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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Pindling Planned Protest For Prince Philip’s First Visit to Bahamas April 1959

The news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Her Majesty, Queen …
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Henry Milton Taylor Founder of PLP Party in 1953 Formally Joins UBP Party in 1971

In 1971, Henry Milton Taylor, founding member of the Progressive Liberal Party in 1953, was rueing the day that he …
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Dr. Horace Perigord and Dr. Alonzo Holly, Haitian Consuls To Bahamas at Its Strategic Southern Gateway of Inagua

Haitian diplomats to The Bahamas, in the early 1900s, were enormously distinguished men. More than career civil servants or political …
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Ousted Haitian President General Firmin Flees To Inagua With Over 300 Hundred Who Never Left 1902

Haiti’s history of revolutions and revolutionary leaders is a long one. In 1902, one ousted Haitian leader, General Joseph Auguste …
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A Black Middle Class Long Before 1967 Challenges Narrative Of Total Abject Poverty For Bahamian Negroes

A Bahamian black middle class existed long before Majority Rule in 1967. Albeit, this social and economic class did not …
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