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This ebook examines the impression of Black energy at the British colony of Bermuda, the place the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor mirrored the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society.

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Black Power in Bermuda: The Struggle for Decolonization

This publication examines the effect of Black energy at the British colony of Bermuda, the place the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor mirrored the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society.

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In the summer of 1970, the Cadre burned the Union Jack to mark South Africa’s Sharpeville Massacre and in protest of apartheid and colonialism. ” Bermuda’s Black youth responded to these and other arrests through a string of uprisings and clashes with Bermuda’s Police Force. While in prison, a new Cadre leadership emerged. 10 BLACK POWER IN BERMUDA Chapter 8 is focused on the aforementioned 1972–73 assassinations and the trial of Burrows-Tacklyn. While overt Cadre activity had waned, colonial officials focused efforts on monitoring groups such as the Nation of Islam and the local Rastafari community.

INTRODUCTION 9 Chapter 3 discusses how Bermuda’s local White government attempted to disrupt the 1969 Conference. , and Canadian authorities that viewed the meeting as a threat to their interests and NATO security in the Americas. Such tactics included the passing of a Race Relations Bill to target Black protest; new immigration restrictions on travelers to Bermuda; the surveillance of Kamarakafego and his contacts across the Americas; and the stationing of British and Canadian troops in the island during the Conference.

Bermuda’s Black youth responded to these and other arrests through a string of uprisings and clashes with Bermuda’s Police Force. While in prison, a new Cadre leadership emerged. 10 BLACK POWER IN BERMUDA Chapter 8 is focused on the aforementioned 1972–73 assassinations and the trial of Burrows-Tacklyn. While overt Cadre activity had waned, colonial officials focused efforts on monitoring groups such as the Nation of Islam and the local Rastafari community. As stated, however, the FCO strongly believed that the Cadre was involved; key Berets escaped the island to avoid possible prosecution despite the FCO’s lack of conclusive evidence.

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