Emancipation Day 2021

As we observe the abolition of the institution of the slavery of those of African descent in the British Empire on August 1, 1834 and the unique celebration of Fox Hill Day on the 2nd Tuesday in the month of August, we take time to reconnect, remember and share the significance of these celebrations to our ancestors and what it should mean for all Bahamians today.Special thanks to Bishop J. Carl Rahming and Secretary Linda Williams of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Bernard Road; Dr. Jacinta Higgs, Director of Gender and Family Affairs in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development; Lakeisha MackeyEzekiel Mackey, Stephnie Mackey, Jacob Mackey and Amiyah Hanna.