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Behind Grey Curtains

Things are not always what they seem to be, but with wisdom like Solomon of long ago; Sir Lynden O. Pindling the great and awesome patriot drew back the curtains and opened the windows of progressive growth and crushed the myth of the islands of the Bahamas as beholding to the monarchy seeing the natives as “subjects” any more.

With the dawn of daylight came a new hope of freedom and equality for all as the dark days of colonial rule for the beloved chain of islands was sunk into the ocean where never again Bahamians would be labelled “subjects” nor would “God save the Queen” would have to be sung by the people, as “Behind Grey Curtains” surfaced a new anthem begun;

“Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahama"land; March on to glory, your bright banners waving high. See how the world marks the manner of your bearing! Pledge to excel through love and unity. Pressing onward, march together to a common loftier goal; Steady sun ward, tho' the weather hide the wide and treacherous shoal. Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahama land, 'Til the road you've trod lead unto your God, MARCH ON, BAHAMA LAND” Timothy Gibson

Tasting freedom Bahamians quickly and judiciously governed while directing the destiny of the nation with dignity and honor.

Meanwhile the aspirations of many people who had exhibited loyalty and maturity earlier for the independent country was being dissected and the true history of the people was in doubt; “Behind Grey Curtains’ thrived to tell the story of how to restore admirably order and cohesive community endeavors for the long haul while bringing about domestic tranquility among the people and giving a face of the trials and issues associated with the developing history.

--P. Carl Gibson

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