Emancipation day

Learn about the history and significance of Emancipation Day, a day that celebrates freedom and the end of slavery. Discover how people around the world commemorate this important event and join in the celebrations.
April 28 – National Heroes Day in Barbados Celebrities, Statue, Karl, Hero, Heroes, Ten, Beautiful, Beautiful People, Natchez

Posted on April 28, 2015 In 1998 this holiday was created by Parliamentary Act to celebrate ten national heroes. One of them was a slave! Bussa was born free in Africa and was captured and taken to the Caribbean island of Barbados, which was a British colony. He may have been a “ranger” on a plantation; he planned and led the first large-scale slave rebellion in the British West Indies. Although Bussa's Rebellion was put down by better-armed British forces, and Bussa himself was killed, the…

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Cathy Earle
Wisdom, Inspiration, Canada, Trinidad, Jamaica History, Emancipation Day, African Words, Trinidad And Tobago, N America

Emancipation Day symbolizes a continuing quest for freedom. In 1834 Britain released an entire race from servitude, but it was only a small, first step to freedom from economic and social bondage. Nearly two centuries later, freedom continues to be an elusive dream for so many of us everywhere. In a world that accepted and tolerated the legitimacy of Apartheid, where ethnic cleansing and racism have ravaged entire societies, where hate devours reason, where the mind is still in chains, where…

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Darcea Brathwaite