Author focuses on portraying Barbadian culture
BLACK BARBADIANS are being urged to use slavery as a driver to pursue greatness.
The call has come from Rasheed Boodhoo, author of Heritage Barbados –A Pictorial Journey, who said he wanted to prove Barbados still has a culture and history.
Speaking this morning in the Media Resource Department of the Ministry of Education, he said that locals need to be photographers who archive moments as they are as opposed to historians who only speak of the past.
“When we look around and see what we used to be, who we are and who we could be, we blame the white man a lot but he is in the past,” Boodhoo said.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who gave brief remarks, commended Boodhoo for his work which will “transcend time”.
He added that the book will provide an opportunity for young people to connect with older people and can be used as a catalyst for conversation. (MR)