Cabo Verde — 40 Years after Independence
Where were you on July 5th, 1975?
Julius Britto was in Praia, Cape Verde. Julius will take you to there to re-live the
excitement of the first Independence Celebration of Cape Verde. You will be fascinated as he recounts his life-changing experiences leading up to and after that eventful day in Cape Verdean history.
You will hear how this experience became the driving force in his support for the preservation of the Ernestina-Morrissey. Julius was appointed to the first Massachusetts Ernestina Commission in 1977 by Governor Michael Dukakis. He is currently President of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. and is working with the Ernestina
Commission to assure a bright, SAILING future for the Ernestina-Morrissey.
This presentation for the 43rd Cape Verdean Recognition Week is sponsored by the Schooner Ernestina Commission, the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. During the 6:00 pm reception you can enjoy the Museum’s Yankee Baleeiros! Travelling Exhibit which will be displayed in the Jacob’s Gallery.
Julius is the Great Grandson of a Cape Verdean Whaler. He was born in Wareham; graduated from Wareham High School; obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and a graduate degree from Boston University.
He became an adult probation officer in 1974 and in 1980 he was sworn in as a United States Probation officer. In 2006 Julius retired as a Supervising United States Probation officer in the Boston Federal Probation office.
Julius and his wife Sandra are the owners of Attentive Home Care, Inc. located in Marion, Ma.
What? A presentation for the 43rd Cape Verdean Recognition Week by the Schooner Ernestina Commission, the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The Museum’s Yankee Baleeiros! Travelling Exhibit will be displayed in the Jacob’s Gallery.
Where: New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA
When: Tuesday June 30, 2015
Reception: 6:00 pm