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Women and the Vote
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Women and the Vote

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The ascension of Premier Jennifer Smith and Opposition Leader Pamela Gordon - Bermuda’s first female premier - to the top political posts in the land owes as much to universal adult suffrage as it does to women’s suffrage. Still, as Colin Benbow writes in Gladys Morrell and the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Bermuda, that…


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Ladies in Assembly

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1948 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. The cause of women’s suffrage in Bermuda has been fought long and ardently by…


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Famous Bermuda Visitors from Way Back When

Bermuda became a major tourist destination for the rich and famous in the early 20th century. Politicians, singers, writers and actors flocked to our secluded island to escape the limelight. Here are some great shots of notable celebrities enjoying Bermuda's…


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Gladys Misick Morrell and The Women’s Suffrage Movement

  In Bermuda, as in other countries, the great reform movements are inextricably linked to the personalities who played key parts in bringing them about. The powerful politician and businessman Sir Henry Tucker, who pushed Bermuda into the twentieth century,…


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10 Facts From The 19th Century In Bermuda You Might Not Know

Bermuda's reliance on salt, cedar, and sailors ended in this era of political and economic upheaval. We played a part in the American Civil War, but our economy nearly collapsed afterwards. Though slavery was abolished in this era, black Bermudians…

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Vintage Front Street

Depending how you look at it, Front Street has either evolved for the better or changed for the worse over the last several decades. The closure of Trimingham's and Smith's were sad occasions for all but their end ushered in…