London, United Kingdom — While we here in America are commemorating the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a document which declared independence from The Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. London citizens are not only making final preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but from that land comes the publication of a book covering a unique period in English / Caribbean relations in the 18th century. A period of time marked by resistance, struggle, tragedy and ultimately the dawning of a distinct ethnic group noted for their opposition to British Imperialism and Colonialism.
Garifuna American RUBEN REYES and DR. CADRIN GILL (Honorary Consul General of St. Vincent & The Grenadines) about to cut ribbon at Grand Opening of The Garifuna Museum in Los Angeles -- Photo by Helen Laurie de Tinti
Copyright 2011 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)
Los Angeles, California — While I thought this museum was already open based on photos from Garifuna American colleagues who had visited the Garifuna Museum in Los Angeles last fall, I was surprised to learn that The Garifuna Museum of Los Angeles held its official grand opening on Saturday, April 16th 2011.