The Colour of Commemoration: A History of Slavery & Emancipation in Five Monuments

When I started my research in churchyards and burial grounds in Barbados, I was told I would only ever be able to write ‘white histories’ of these places. Nevertheless, it wasn’t long before the illusive history that I sought began to emerge. The following five monuments tell a story that does indeed start with slavery, tragedy and inequality, but it is also a story of resistance, struggle and resiliency.

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