Women in History: Viola Victorine Burnham, Former First Lady, Vice President & Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana

Born on November, 26 1930 in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Viola Victorine Burnham was the youngest of eight children of schoolmaster James Nathaniel Harper and his wife Mary (née Chin).  Viola attended the All Saints Scots School from which she won a Government County Scholarship to the Berbice High School. After her father’s death the family decided to move to Georgetown where she entered Smith’s Church Congregational School.  There she  won a Government County Scholarship to  Bishops’ High School. After taking … read more