The execution of grandmother Sally Bassett, a slave, is an often-told story in the history of Bermuda, even 290 years later. Highlighting our historical African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) sites, we will take you on an exploration of heritage through Pembroke – sharing stories of former slave and abolitionist Mary Prince, former slave and U.S. Congressman Joseph Rainey and the legal fight for freedom of the slaves aboard The Enterprise, which landed in Bermuda in 1835.
Following the 60-minute bus tour, you will receive special reserved seating for a 30-minute performance adapted from Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson’s play Trial by Fire, chronicling the final hours of Sally’s life before the she was publicly executed for a crime, she defiantly maintained she did not commit.
This bus tour will leave from the Hamilton Visitor Services Centre, Front Street, Hamilton and conclude at the Cabinet Office Lawn, Front Street, Hamilton.
For additional information please contact the Bermuda Tourism Authority at 296-9200.
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