- The following statement was issued this afternoon by Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden on the passing of the late Ira Philip, who will be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ira Phillip. Mr. Phillip was widely acclaimed as a Bermudian historian and journalist. He spoke on issues of importance to the black community and recorded the lives and accomplishments of prominent black Bermudians.
Mr. Phillip ensured that the important influence of trail blazers, like Dr. E.F Gordon and Mr. Alma Champ Hunt, would be given a prominent place in our history. His contributions have been immortalized in his many writing. Ira Phillip has now passed the baton.