August 01, 2016

On this day August 1st...

Today, August 1st marks the anniversary of the proclamation of emancipation in 1838. On this date slavery was officially abolished as a result of the unyielding resistance of the enslaved Africans and to a lesser extent the Parliamentary and religious support, which they received from British liberals.

The day is also recognized by all Caribbean States and officially observed as a public holiday in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda. Activities for the day include an all-night vigil and cultural presentations.

DARC Foundation extends to all a healthy and prosperous Emancipation Day Commemoration. "Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery!"



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