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Ex-premier to be honoured

Former Premier Ewart Brown will be inducted into the African Diaspora Heritage Trail Tourism Hall of Fame in Atlanta this weekend.

The honour recognises Dr Brown’s “work to preserve and promote African Heritage sites throughout the world” according to a press release.

Dr Brown joins Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, reggae superstar the late Bob Marley, African American scholar Molefi Asante and US Congressman John Lewis, in the ADHT Hall of Fame.

“I am honoured and humbled to be inducted into the ADHT Tourism Hall of Fame,” Dr Brown said.

“The African Diaspora Heritage Trail plays an important role in reconnecting people of African descent with our history, heritage and culture. I am proud to have contributed to this noble cause and to this outstanding organisation.”

The former Premier was also nominated as a candidate for ADHT’s Person of the Year “for his pioneering work in reigniting the flame for the cause of reconnecting Africans throughout the Diaspora with their heritage”.

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail Foundation was founded in Bermuda in 2002.

It unites countries affected by migration to and from Africa, beginning with the European trade in slaves from Africa.

Its partners include the Smithsonian Institution, UNESCO, the Africa Travel Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.

(Photo by Mark Tatem) Former Premier Ewart Brown

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Published April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 24, 2013 at 9:58 am)

Ex-premier to be honoured

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