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Changes to Emancipation Day Lecture


Changes to Emancipation Day Lecture

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MEMBERS OF THE public are advised that there have been some changes to the upcoming Emancipation Lecture, which takes place on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1.

The lecture, which will now begin at 6 p.m. at the Barbados Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael, will be delivered by veteran historian, Trevor Marshall, instead of senior lecturer in History at the University of the West Indies, Dr Henderson Carter.

However, the topic remains The Emergence of Black Businesses After 1900.

In addition, there will no longer be an exhibition held on the grounds of the Archives Department.

Persons attending the lecture are encouraged to wear Afrocentric attire.

This year’s lecture is in observance of Barbados’ commitment to the United Nations Decade of People of African Descent. It serves to raise the profile and importance of Emancipation Day to Barbados’ development and the national identity of its citizens.


Emancipation Day is celebrated throughout the Caribbean to observe the ending of chattel slavery and the dawn of freedom from servitude.

For more information, interested persons may contact Sheron Johnson and Chereda Grannum at 621-2700; or Ingrid Thompson at 535-0050. (BGIS)