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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History and Archaeology
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From redemption song to remembrance walls
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UNESCO slave route's project committee and youth workshop
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December 2, 2003
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Barbados
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Abstract
Presents an overview of resistance struggles in the Caribbean, examines the rationale for characterizing the revolutionary activities of the enslaved as ‘wars’ and suggests an alternative memorial project to the ones currently existing in the Caribbean and the African diaspora, such as Redemption Song in Kingston’s Emancipation Park. The tendency has been to build monuments to heroic figures, to individuals who have been singled out as leaders of emancipation movements. In the process, the African disapora has failed to memorialize the unsung rebels of Emancipation Wars.....
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