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The Silver People Chronicle

This is the story of the West Indian people of Panama.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

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Christmas Time in the “Black” Canal Zone

Holiday Gingerbread Cookies Merry Christmas to you all and may your holidays be blessed and “sweet!” The traditional Christmas feast would eventually become an Americanized holiday for Westindian Black families living on the Canal Zone. The Christmas ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, eggnog, and all the other traditional fixings for the eagerly awaited celebration would be

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The Silver Roll- Separate and Unequal Facilities

An early post card image of the Old (Gold) Commissary at Las Cascadas (today under water) Image thanks to: www.czimages.com The newly arriving privileged white Americans, recruited primarily by the Canal Recruitment offices in New York, New Orleans, and in other parts of the United States, arrived with a “segregation mind set.” Although, and contrary

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