The lecture series entitled "Emigration from Barbados" continues next Tuesday, March 16, with a presentation by University lecturer, Dr. Alana Johnson, on the topic "Exploiting Emancipation" at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, at 7:30 p.m.
The series, coordinated by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, explores the link between the sugar revolution in Barbados in the 1640’s and the emigration trends which occurred from that period to the present.
The remaining speakers for the series will be Dr. Henderson Carter on Tuesday, March 23; Dr. Cecelia Karch on Tuesday, March 30 and Dr. Marcia Burrowes on Tuesday, April 6.
On Tuesday, April 13, it will be the turn of Dr. Andrew Downes, who will speak on the topic, "Managed Migration from Barbados: The Temporary Worker Programme in Canada & USA."
Central Bank Governor, Dr. Delisle Worrell, will conclude the series with a presentation on "Migration and the Barbadian Standard of Living" on Tuesday, April 20.
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. The first nine lectures will be held in the Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre, while the final presentation will take place at the Barbados Workers’ Union Headquarters, Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, St Ann’s Garrison, at 427-0201, 436-1956 or by visiting the website http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/.