“The Silver People Chronicle” Documents So Much Of Our History
Back in March of this year, we at Barbados Free Press delighted at our discovery of Roberto Reid’s blog The Silver People Chronicle – about the West Indians who built the Panama Canal. Until I found his blog and did a little more research, I didn’t know that the majority of the black workers who contructed the Panama Canal were Bajans.
In his latest series, Roberto tells about how unemployed, used-up, ill and injured workers were sent back to their original countries with cooperation and funding from the United States.
Well worth your time.
The Silver People Cronicle: Repatriation and Broken Promises