The People’s Parliament: Sixty years of Parliamentary Democracy in Barbados, will be the theme of a lecture to be delivered next month, as part of the celebrations to mark the 375th Anniversary of Parliament.
Historian Dr. Henderson Carter will deliver the lecture on Wednesday, November 12, at the Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown, at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Carter will discuss the coming of adult suffrage in 1951 and the resultant changes which propelled national development. These changes include access to education and health care, national insurance, and the commencement of a light manufacturing sector.
The lecture will also focus on key parliamentary debates such as the Tenantry Freehold Purchase Act, the Day of National Significance (1977), the National Heroes debate (1998), and the 2007 debate on the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.