Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black History Month: Bermuda

Cobbs Hill Methodist Church: 

“This one room place of worship was built block by block by the slaves and the free blacks, and completed in 1827 after two years of rigorous work. Bermuda stones were used from the local quarries to build the church. Most of the work was done during their free time at night. “

In contrast

At St. Peter’s Church

Free or enslaved blacks COULD worship with the Episcopalians (they drove the carriages of their owners?) but were in the balcony at the oldest continually used Anglican church in the western hemisphere: 

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At St. Peter’s church, blacks could worship in the gallery where the organ now is. Photo provided by the church.

 Both are on the African Diaspora Heritage Trail  

Both will be filled with worshippers this Sunday. 

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Saturday: Sakata — African Dance

 

africanDoroBucci, Princeton’s premier African dance group sponsors a competition, 2/27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Carl A. Fields Center. It features 8 schools: UMD, Towson, Yale, UPenn, Rutgers, Columbia, Albany, and Syracuse.There will be 9 African dance groups: Afrochique Dance Academy, Les Belles Noires, Les Hommes D’Afrique, Dzana, West African Vibe (WAVe), Twese Dance Troupe, ljoya, UMOJA, and OneWorld.

100 DANCERS!!!! All competing for a chance to win $500 and the title of best African dance group. Join DoroBucci on their quest to spread a love for African dance.Tickets for $10 are at the Frist ticket booth.