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The Road to Independence: The Bahamas

Juliet Glenn-Callender (University of The Bahamas)


Assignment Goals

  • To identify social and economic conditions existing prior to independence
  • To identify key personnel involved in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • To identify events leading to The Bahamas achieving Majority Rule
  • To identify what challenges were overcome in achieving independence
  • To explore major events through the use of StoryMap JS

Outcomes & Deliverables

  • Identifying how major events, such as the Burma Road Riot, Suffrage Movement, birth of the PLP, General Strike of 1958, Black Tuesday, Majority Rule Day, and Education for all in Nassau, led to Bahamian Independence
  • Successfully utilize StoryMap JS to create multimedia story of Bahamian Independence

Module 3, Topic 2 focuses on the Bahamas and the Caribbean since the 1950s. Students become familiar with events leading to 1973 Bahamian Independence, and the adjustments and challenges the population experienced after this time.

Resources

Assignment Description

Learn more about this course project, assigned to students in Academic Enhancement History – Topics in 20th Century History. (Shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.)

Assignment Video

Bahamas Journey to Majority Rule, Part 1 (Shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.)

Assignment Video

Bahamas Journey to Majority Rule, Part 2 (Shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.)

Assignment Video

Bahamas Journey to Majority Rule, Part 3 (Shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.)

Women’s Suffrage

Read the University of The Bahamas LibGuide from the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas

Women’s Suffrage Videos

Access the YouTube channel for the Women’s Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas 1948-1962

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