Bermudian Dr Clarence Maxwell will be the guest of honour at a special dinner later this month in celebration of Black History Month at the Hamilton Princess Hotel.
The assistant professor of History at Millersville University, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will be guest of honour at the event at the Hamilton Princess Hotel.
A hotel spokesperson said today that he will deliver a presentation on how Black Bermudians have shaped the Atlantic region.
“I am honoured to have been asked to host this dinner at Hamilton Princess and Beach Club to celebrate and commemorate Black Bermudian History, which is a fundamental part of Atlantic History, and, as such, a fundamental part of world history,” he said.
Tim Morrison, the hotel’s General Manager added: “We are delighted to be able to host our annual Black History Month celebration and to honour Dr Clarence Maxwell, who will illuminate the important topic of the Black Bermudian Atlantic for our guests.
“This is a wonderful opportunity not just to enjoy great food and conversation but an opportunity to educate ourselves on Black Bermudian history. We are also pleased to be able to support the National Museum of Bermuda.
“We are also pleased to be able to support the National Museum of Bermuda.”
The event will be held on Friday, February 26, from 7pm. Tickets are $85, plus gratuities, or $135 including wine parings plus gratuities. They can be purchased by contacting 298-2028 or via email to HAM.Dinningreservations@Fairmont.com.
Seating is limited to 25 in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions.
The “one-off menu showcasing an Afro-Bermudian fusion”, will feature “locally sourced ingredients, in line with the hotel’s commitment to sustainability and the the local community,” the spokesperson added.
“The three course menu for the event has been created by the hotel’s Chef de Cuisine, Danai Hongwanishkul, in conjunction with the honouree and reflects flavours of Bermuda and of Africa.”
Dr Maxwell “is a noted academic” who “teaches on topics concerning the Latin American and Caribbean History, the African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World”.
“He is currently teaching a course on Latin American history for the Bermuda College and Millersville University.”
He is also “a co-director of the Atlantic World Center, which is concerned with managing research, instruction and presentation of 1,000 years of Atlantic World History at Millersville University” and a “co-advisor for the university’s new multidisciplinary Atlantic World Studies Major, which offers courses and instruction on Atlantic history and archaeology”.
He has worked for the Bermuda Maritime Museum (now the National Museum of Bermuda) as Registrar and Director of Historical Research and “serves as associate editor of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History, an annual multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication of the National Museum of Bermuda”.