Larry L. Palmer (1949- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" On November 1, 2011, President Barack H. Obama appointed Larry L. Palmer the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. On March 30, 2012, the U.S. Senate confirmed Palmer’s nomination and he reported to his post in Bridgetown, Barbados. … Read MoreLarry L. Palmer (1949- )

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (1722- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” The compact city of Kingstown is the capital of the eastern Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  It is also a major port city for the Windward Islands, a chain of Caribbean Islands that includes locales beyond St. … Read MoreKingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (1722- )

Roland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Roland Wentworth Bullen was born on Carriacou, one of the six islands that comprise the nation of Grenada. The product of a prominent family that owned several businesses, including the popular restaurant “Callaloo,” Bullen arrived in the United States in 1966. … Read MoreRoland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

Belmopan, Belize (1970- )

“Image Ownership:Public Domain” Belmopan, capital of the Central American country of Belize, is a relatively new city, having assumed premier city status in 1970, succeeding the centuries old former capital, Belize City. Belize was formerly the British Colony bearing the name, British Honduras. Belmopan is … Read MoreBelmopan, Belize (1970- )

Belize City, Belize (1638- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Belize City is the largest city in the Central American country of Belize. This city of 57,179 people is located on a small peninsula protruding into the Caribbean Sea. As home to local courts and most government officials it was the de facto capital city … Read MoreBelize City, Belize (1638- )

John Willis Menard (1838-1893)

John Willis Menard, abolitionist, author, journalist and politician, was born in 1838 in Kaskaskia, Illinois, to French Creole parents. He was the first African American elected to Congress, but was not seated after a dispute over the election results. Menard attended Iberia College, an abolitionist … Read MoreJohn Willis Menard (1838-1893)