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 it stood there, some 189 years and counting… all manner Continue Reading

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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 a man could have, in The Bahamas, at that time. Continue Reading

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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 of slavery in 1834. They were of course, disqualified, by Continue Reading

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