On the Wings of Men Trailer (2012)

Trailer for the documentary On the Wings of Men.

Life & Times of the late Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling; first ever Prime Minister of the Bahamas. Sir Lynden was born in Nassau in 1930. He was the only child to Viola & Arnold Pindling. His father was a policeman who originated from Jamaica. His parents, wanting the best education for their son, dedicated all of their resources to send him to England for a college education. Sir Lynden didn't disappoint them, returning home in 1952 with his Law Degree from the University of London. He became a lawyer, and was later called to the Bahamas Bar in June 1953. Wanting to see a change in the political landscape in the Bahamas, Sir Lynden decided to join an up and coming political group know as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed by then leader and founder; H.M Taylor. Not satisfied with the direction of the party, Sir Lynden was eventually elected leader of the PLP in 1956. His ultimate goal, along with the other members of the PLP, was to fight for equal rights for every Bahamian, especially the black majority. They constantly appealed to the British Parliament to revise the Constitution so that all adults regardless of race or wealth would have an equal opportunity to vote towards the political future of the country. Towards this goal, Pindling and the PLP fought an uphill battle against the white British Oligarchy of White Merchants ruling the country at that time. A group known as the Bay Street Boys.

3 min 44 sec


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October 23, 2012
Calvin Dwight Harris

Calvin Dwight Harris


October 27, 2012
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