Emancipation

Friday, November 28, 2014

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    1. How many Africans came to Trinidad?
     
    Image Courtesy: abdn.ac.uk
    In 1813, there were 11,633 slaves in Trinidad who were described as ‘Creole’, a name given to those born in Trinidad or other West Indian territories. There were 13,984 slaves born in Africa and brought to Trinidad.  Read more
     
    2. Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. As a citizen of T&T how has the Emancipation from Slavery impacted on your life?
     
    Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. As a citizen of T&T how has the Emancipation from Slavery impacted on your life? Read more
     
    3. Emancipation Support Committee leads the way
     
    This year marks 180 years since slavery was abolished. In addition to August 1 holding the significance of that historic moment 180 years ago it’s also the day Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Emancipation Day as an official public holiday, being the first country to do so in 1985. Read more
     
    4. From the Archives: Camboulay procession on today
     
    TODAY marks the 151st Anniversary of Emancipation, an event which is being celebrated by a number of organisations throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Festivities in Port of Spain commence with an "Emancipation Drum Procession" which leaves Basilon Street Community Centre at 6.30 a.m. Read more
     
    5. From the archives: Morning Edition Emancipation Special 
     
    Emancipation Day celebrations with persons discussing the significance of Emancipation from Morning Edition View video
     
    6. Infographic: A graphical representation of the slaves across the Caribbean
     
    Settling of slaves across the Caribbean from Africa with specific reference to five islands (Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados) View now
     
    7 . Music and Dance
     
    Image courtesy: Largeup.com
    In Trinidad and Tobago music plays a pivotal role in African religions such as Orisha and Spiritual Baptist. Musical instruments are varied and comprise drums, rattles, bells and any other items that can carry a rhythm. Read more
     
    8. Emancipation through the lens
     
    Take a look at our Express Photographers hard at work where they captured the sights that make up the celebration of Emancipation in Trinidad and Tobago. View photos

     

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