Historical Background of the Foundation

Christmas Season Historical

Posted on 28 December 2016 by admin 1 Comment

BAJAN – GULLAH/GEECHEE COLONIAL SEASONING The hurry-scurry of the holiday season is here. Some wish for a white Christmas. Others long for a tropical Christmas to escape winter’s cold and wintry blast. Everywhere, the sounds and scents of Christmas stimulate the imagination and the senses. Business is booming – the dizzying pace that accents the […]

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Posted on 10 December 2016 by Rhoda Green No Comments

Pushed up from bowels of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Barbados exists as an unlikely place where transformational history occurred.    On this “rock” which contemporary Barbadians call home, thousands traveled to the island to celebrate its 50th year of  independence on November 30, 2016.  The verve in the air was palpable.  Not even […]

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Goose Creek -Past and Present – A Tribute to Mayor Michael Heitzler

Posted on 23 November 2016 by Rhoda Green No Comments

South Carolina history teems with accounts about the Goose Creek Men. Who were they and why have their legacies lived on? At some points in history their legacy is shrouded in obscurity, and at others it’s ostentatiously preserved and showcased to the public. How did they influence the new Carolina settlement in 1670, and why […]

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From Crape Myrtles To Long Houses, Charleston Is A ‘Big Barbados’

Posted on 21 July 2015 by admin No Comments

When Rhoda Green and her husband, Robert, moved from Harlem, N.Y., to Charleston, S.C., in the 1970s, the city seemed eerily familiar. They looked around and saw the same street names and architecture as the capital of their homeland, Barbados. “I would tell Rhoda, ‘Hey look I was just in this place and all the […]

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British colonial tailwinds – Sugar, Migration, Bias

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Rhoda Green No Comments

Old Man Winter crouched, then rose gradually like a colossal beast, gazed southward and surveyed the landscape.  It’s as if he mused to himself: “this is going to be a winter to remember – get ready for the onslaught.”  And so ‘winter’s fury was unleashed with an unexpected vengeance – he was relentless.  From his […]

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South Carolina Colony

Posted on 20 May 2015 by admin No Comments

Sir Henry Fraser’s lecture given at the College of Charleston

Posted on 23 April 2015 by admin 1 Comment

“PEOPLE, PIRATES, PLACES AND PARTNERSHIPS: THE BARBADOS-CAROLINA CONNECTION” Senator Sir Henry Fraser Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies & Chair, Preservation (Barbados) Foundation Trust April 9, 2015, 7 pm, College of Charleston, Maybank Hall Room 100, 66 George St., Charleston Master of Ceremonies Michelle McCollum, Mrs. Rhoda Green and Mr. Markley Wilson, Distinguished guests […]

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Posted on 25 March 2015 by admin No Comments

Charleston, SC – The Barbados Carolinas Legacy Foundation (B&CLF) recently announced three upcoming opportunities for Charlestonians to learn more about the historic and ongoing relationship between Barbados and the Lowcountry. In addition to looking in to our shared past, the events aim to foster greater collaborations between Barbados and individuals, organizations and businesses from Charleston. […]

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The colonial period – a tsunami of social proportions

Posted on 6 October 2014 by Rhoda Green 1 Comment

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune…”    Mother Nature and Father Time are always in sync.  Fall influences life and pulls it on its many courses.   I too respond to its rhythm, and my imagination, with wings ever-ready for flight, takes an […]

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What remains of the Barbados Carolina Shared Influences

Posted on 10 September 2014 by Rhoda Green 19 Comments

Evidence of Barbados Carolina historical vestiges…are there any? Past – present – future…a continuum beleaguered by daunting ghosts, implications and repercussions set in motion by those long departed.   Attitudes and customs adroitly and meticulously conceived and implemented have now been indelibly imprinted on the psyche of subsequent generations. As I alighted from the aircraft […]

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