Fodor's Expert Review Emancipation Statue

Bridgetown Public Art

This powerful statue of an enslaved person—whose raised hands, with broken chains hanging from each wrist, evoke both contempt and victory—is commonly referred to as the Bussa Statue. Bussa was the man who, in 1816, led the first enslaved peoples rebellion on Barbados. The work of Barbadian sculptor Karl Brodhagen, the statue was erected in 1985 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved peoples in 1834.

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St. Barnabas Roundabout
Haggatt Hall, St. Michael  Barbados

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