“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor. Higher education will help provide perspective, opportunities, and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this.”
Nancy Daniels, photographed in the 1850s, was an African born Barbadian ex-slave of probable Igbo descent. She survived the middle passage to Barbados around her twenties in c. 1780 where she was enslaved to M D'Azevedo. After his death, Nancy passed into the hands of the Daniels family and after her emancipation she remained their housekeeper till her death. She died on 24 September, 1871 and was said to have lived to 120 years, her death record has her age as 116 and she was buried the same day at Saint Leonard’s Anglican Church, Bridgetown. — Story and Photo via Barbados National Trust [+].