News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The City of Hamilton is both delighted and honoured to announce the creaon of a special display curated in recognition of Black History Month.
The mini exhibition will be on display in the Washington Mall (by the ‘Wall of Words’, Level B, Church Street) from February 1st to February 29th and features four black Bermudians, each with a link to the City of Hamilton, who made a positive di5erence in Bermuda.
The City partnered with the Bermuda National Trust to curate the exhibit, with assistance from the Bermuda National Library and the Bermuda Archives.
The exhibit features John Henry Thomas Jackson, Brother William (Syke) Smith, William Henry Thomas Joell and Blanche Louise Smith.
“We wanted to showcase impactful exhibits for Black History Month this year in the hopes of educang the public on the legacy and rich history of those who played a significant role in building the social fabric of our Island and capital city,” said the City’s Director of Marketing & Communications Ms Jessica Astwood. “These stories are important, and we are proud to highlight them. We decided to choose Bermudians with strong ties to the City and celebrate their contributions to Bermuda and the Black community.