Month: May 2021

First Formal School Room To Teach Enslaved People In The Brtish West Indies

May 29, 1813 – The first formal schoolroom to teach enslaved people in the West Indies was opened in Bethesda, Antigua (source: Horsford J. A Voice from the West Indies, 1856). The project was completed due in large measure to the involvement of Vigo Blake who was enslaved on the Blake Estate.“On a hill overlooking …

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Everton Fitzgerald “Batow” Gonsalves

May 14th1962 Everton Fitzgerald “Batow” Gonsalves was born to Eroy of Athill Street Villa and Melvina Gonsalves of Body Ponds St. Mary’s Antigua and Barbuda. He was educated at the Antigua Pilgrim High School, Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now the Oklahoma Wesleyan University), The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and the Norman Manley …

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