Today in History: August 1st Marks the Anniversary of the Proclamation of Emancipation in 1838

vlcsnap-2013-08-01-15h02m25s188On this day in 1991, slavery was officially abolished, as a result of the unyielding resistance of the enslaved Africans and the Parliamentary and religious support, they received from British liberals.

This day is recognized by all Caribbean States and officially observed as a public holiday in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda.

Today, Dominica recognized the proclamation of emancipation with the unveiling of a monument, in recognition of the slaves who fought for our freedom.

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