BERMUDA: Grandpa Was a Scotsman

St. George's narrow white streets murmured. Harrington Sound's blue-green waters were vexed. Paget's vegetable patches and Somerset's coves were not as peaceful as they looked. The reason was an ad in the Bermuda Royal Gazette. It said:

"I, Edgar Fitzgerald Gordon, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Edinburgh University, President General of the Bermuda Industrial Union, President of the Progressive Bermuda League and Member of Parliament for St. George's, hereby declare that from henceforth I shall be known as Mazumbo."

Bland, well-dressed Mazumbo, leader of 2,000 politically conscious Negro workers, had taken his new name in protest against discrimination...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!