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Photo shows Bahamians gathered on the Southern Recreation Grounds. (Image provided by Special Collections, Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre).
As The Bahamas this year observes the 50th Anniversary of Majority
Rule, the University of The Bahamas is providing a platform for the
critical examination of the factors that impacted the movement, the
aftermath and how the Bahamian society has been shaped.
Libraries department, "From Dat Time": The Oral & Public History
Institute and the School of Social
Sciences are hosting the Majority Rule Distinguished Lecture and
Symposium, January 12th and 13th. Social Sciences Chair Dr. Christopher
Curry who along with the Director of The Oral & Public History
Institute appeared on ZNS’ “The Reid Factor” and Guardian Talk Radio’s
“Morning Blend” to discuss the matter, said what is lacking is a
systematic effort to critically examine this watershed event and the
process by which Majority Rule was achieved.
“The symposium seeks to
examine the meaning of Majority Rule, its complex and multifarious
narrative(s) and the legacy it has left for Bahamian society today,” he
The event begins at 1:00 p.m. with a panel discussion
entitled: Reparations and Majority Rule: From Pompey to Pindling. The
Distinguished Lecture will be delivered at 6:00 p.m. by Bahamas
Ambassador to The Bahamas His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry. Both events
will be held on January 12th at Choices Restaurant.
On January 13th
panel discussions continue on:
Technology, Innovation and Majority Rule
Social Movements and Majority Rule
Where Are We Today and
The Way Forward
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