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Grateful to be learning something every day

Dear Sir,

Thank you for the fascinating information included in February’s Black History Month coverage in The Royal Gazette. I knew nothing about Eddie “The Sheikh” Gardner, for instance. What a great man! What an inspiring story!

Eddie Gardner crossing the Mississippi River at St Louis in 1929 (Photograph courtesy of Charles Kastner)

Glenn Fubler told me more about Sidney Poitier’s early life than had been written before in Poitier’s hard-won glory days.

Cecille Snaith-Simmons always lifts my day with stories of Bermuda’s residents of the past or traditions and how they arose.

And a big “Well said!” to Chelsea Hill, your intern, who shows great promise and writes coherently about the wait for the Privy Council’s decision on Bermuda’s same-sex marriage case.

Particular thanks, also, to Beverly Connell, whose letters are always thought-provoking and well worth the read.

For these and many other articles, especially on Black History, my sincere thanks. I am enriched by learning something each passing day.


Hamilton Parish

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Published February 12, 2022 at 7:27 am (Updated February 12, 2022 at 7:27 am)

Grateful to be learning something every day

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