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Clarence Maxwell to be honoured at dinner celebrating Black History Month

Clarence Maxwell

Honour: Dr Clarence Maxwell (File photograph)

A noted academic is to be honoured at a special dinner celebrating Black History Month next week.

Clarence Maxwell, an assistant professor of History at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will be guest of honour at the event at the Hamilton Princess Hotel.

Dr Maxwell teaches Latin American and Caribbean history, the African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World. Previously, he worked for the Bermuda Maritime Museum – now the National Museum of Bermuda – as registrar and director of Historical Research.

Guests will enjoy a one-off Afro-Bermudian menu, after which, Dr Maxwell will give a presentation on how Black Bermudians have shaped the Atlantic region.

Dr Maxwell said: “I am honoured to have been asked to host this dinner at Hamilton Princess and Beach Club to celebrate and commemorate Black Bermudian history, which is a fundamental part of Atlantic History and, as such, a fundamental part of world history.”

Tim Morrison, the hotel’s general manager, added: “We are delighted to be able to host our annual Black History Month celebration and to honour Dr Clarence Maxwell, who will illuminate the important topic of the Black Bermudian Atlantic for our guests.

“This is a wonderful opportunity not just to enjoy great food and conversation but an opportunity to educate ourselves on Black Bermudian history. We are also pleased to be able to support the National Museum of Bermuda.”

A portion of the proceeds and a matching donation from the hotel will be made to the National Museum of Bermuda in Dr Maxwell’s name.

The event takes place on Friday, February 26, from 7pm. Tickets are $85, plus gratuities, or $135 including wine pairings, plus gratuities, and can be purchased by calling 298 2028 or e-mailing HAM.Diningreservations@Fairmont.com. Seating is limited to 25 in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

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Published February 18, 2021 at 10:26 am (Updated February 18, 2021 at 10:27 am)

Clarence Maxwell to be honoured at dinner celebrating Black History Month

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