Fodor's Expert Review Emancipation Statue

Bridgetown Public Art

This powerful statue of a slave—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 slave rebellion on Barbados. The work of Barbadian sculptor Karl Brodhagen, the statue was erected in 1985 to commemorate the emancipation of the slaves in 1834.

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St. Barnabas Roundabout
Haggatt Hall, St. Michael  Barbados

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