Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This month we will highlight the contributions and achievements of Guyanese Women.
Amy Barbour-James (named Caroline Amy Aileen Barbour-James) was a London-born Guyanese civil rights activist and civil servant. Barbour-James was born in London on 25 January 1906 to Guyanese parents, John and Caroline Barbour-James. They were a middle-class family who lived in west London in the early 20th century. Amy’s father, John Barbour-James, was a postmaster in Victoria-Belfield, in Guiana and was transferred to a post office off the Gold Coast (now: Ghana) in 1902. The family later relocated to London in 1905….
Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to society and have helped to build nations. In honor of Women’s History Month, GGR will feature some of the dynamic Guyanese women who have made history, and those who have made monumental, although often unacknowledged contributions to society. Do you know a woman who is worthy of being featured?