“The Bahamas Achieves a Quiet Revolution as Its First Black Government Takes Hold” was the headline of a New York Times story announcing the achievement of majority rule in the Colony of the Bahama Islands in 1967.
The story began: “A quiet revolution has been achieved in these resort islands as a Negro Government has taken office this week to end three centuries of white rule. The impact has been nil on the tourists who have packed Nassau's hotels, but the changeover seems to have touched the heart of every Negro citizen.”
By quiet, it did not mean that the movement for Majority Rule was quiescent or a laid back struggle. The word quiet speaks to the nonviolent nature of the fight for the second emancipation in Bahamian history.