Historical Visionaries

Albert Jackson

Albert Jackson,CBE JP, Courtesy of Bermuda Archives

Mr. Albert Jackson: CBE JP

Was an Educator for many years. He was the
First chairperson of the Human Rights Commission.
He worked with the Bermuda Nursing Council
and the Apprentice ship and training Council.
He served as Senate President for 11 years.
He was honoured twice by the Queen.
Former Senator Jackson was a member of
The Bermudian Heritage Museum.
He was 91 years of age upon his death.

Dame Marjorie Bean, DBE.OBE. JP
Founding Member

Dame Marjorie L Bean:

Lived on Pond road in Pembroke before moving to North Shore Road in West Pembroke where she had a beautiful view of the North Shore Ocean.
Dr. Bean was an educator and served on many committees and member of several organizations.
In 1979 she received the Stellar Halsall Memorial Award for Community Activities and Arts.
She was Assistant teacher at Berkeley Preparatory School (1925-1928)
Head Mistress of Sandy’s Secondary School (1932-1936).
Supervisor of Schools/ Education Officer (1949-1974)
Secondment to Sandy’s as Principal from 1963-1965.
Trustee of Bermuda Public Service Association
Trustee of St. Paul’s AME Church
Founder of Business and Professional Women’s Association of Bermuda
Founder of the original Debutantes’ Ball
Women’s Civic and Political Association (suffragettes)
Bermuda Heritage Advisory Committee
She was the first women to be appointed to the Legislative Council

She was truly a trailblazer and we are proud to acknowledge her as a founding
member of the Bermudian Heritage Museum.

Lois Perinchief,M.B.E
Founding Member

Ms. Lois Perinchief M.B.E.

A St. Georgian was a business woman with a goal in mind.
After attending Central Technical School in Toronto where she studied to master her craft as
a horologist (a craftswoman of watch parts).
She returned to Bermuda in 1946 her desire was to open a jewelry store.
She opened her shop on York Street in St. George’s. She became a pioneer for women and
for blacks in the post war Bermuda Business. She expended her business in 1952, developing
furniture lines, Souvenirs gifts straw goods and other products.
About 1997 she broke another barrier by becoming the first woman Mayor of St. George’s.
We boast of the fact that she is a founding member of the Bermudian Heritage Museum and
has donated a beautiful regalia as a part of our standing exhibit in the Cyril Packwood room.

Dr. Roosevelt Brown, Also know as Pauulu Kamarakefego

time.

Dr. Pauulu is the author of the Autobiography ‘ME ONE’  In this frank and revealing

biography, he shares his many experiences in the United States, and his time as a young man in Cuba.

He tells us of the events that transformed him from Roosevelt Browne of  Bermuda to

Pauulu Roosevelt Osiris Nelson Browne Kamarakafego, citizen of Liberia;

Tanzania;

Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, St. Kitts; Pan-Africanist; organizer, in the United

Nations for non-governmental organizations; lecturer; community organizer; advisor to

Presidents and Ministers; Parliamentarians; Builders; and Teachers.

He’s a father of several children. He was a major player in the campaign for Universal Adult Suffrage in Bermuda and at one time a himself a parliamentarian.

He participated in the Black power movement and  touched the lives of other people where ever he went throughout the world.

Roosevelt was an avid history buff and believed in righting the wrongs in this country Bermuda. He pushed for the success of the Bermudian Heritage Museum .

The Theater Boycott Group

THE THEATRE BOYCOTT

 The Theatre Boycott was initiated by an anonymous group who called themselves “THE PROGRESSIVE GROUP.” They  remained anonymous mainly because they feared retribution from the white oligarchy of the

 The Progressive Group held a series of meetings in 1959 to emphasize the need to boycott Bermuda General Theatres for their blatant segregation. They urged the people to stay away from the racist theatres.

 It was persons like Comrade Richard Lynch and Kingsley Tweed along with a few others who showed no fear as they willingly exposed themselves by appearing as speakers at the rallies. 

The Progressive Group reveled their identities some forty(40) years later and a large reception was held for them on the steps of our City Hall. Still because of fear for his life Reverend Tweed was not among the group to celebrate this honor.

Several of their group had moved out of the country and some had passed on to their reward in glory.They were also handed distinguished honours at Government House, and recognized by the  Bermudian Heritage Museum at a large showing at the Ruth Seaton James Hall along with several other high profile person who had served their country during this turbulent time.

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