Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Emancipation Day T&T

You may treat me with inhumanity, you may rob my pride or whip my body to heel, yet alas, you shall never suppress my mind to be free, in spirit I shall be....

On that day, August 1st 1834, thousands of slaves in the British West Indies became free men and women through the Emancipation Bill (Thomas Buxton) In 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday, August 1st, to commemorate the abolishment of slavery. See the abolishment of slavery exhibition at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago. See a device to transport slaves as thebookmann header - thebookmann

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