Tribute to 1937

The island has been talking rebellion almost the entire week – at least in the form of the 1937 riots.

The Barbados Museum this week opened an exhibit in tribute to the riots, with much ado at its Garrison headquarters.

Stalwarts of the period including Clement Payne, Clennell Wickham and Charles Duncan O’Neal are prominently featured in the exhibit that traces that period of Barbados’ history before and after the riots that are now recognised in the island as a Day of National Significance.

Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, and former cultural ambassador Gabby were among those there for the opening of the exhibit and Gabby performed several folk songs and calypso favourites in keeping with the purpose of the event.

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