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Emancipation Statue (Bussa Statue)

St. Barnabas Roundabout | Haggatt Hall, Barbados
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Outstanding, emotive sculpture - on busy roundabout

Seeing this wonderful and inspirational sculpture is both moving and humbling. In one way it is... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
88Georgina
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United Arab Emirates
Impressive Statue at the centre of a roundabout

About 3 miles east from Bridgetown, is this impressive Statue, that locals call Bussa Statue... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Halkidis
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Naantali, Finland
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St. Barnabas Roundabout | Haggatt Hall, Barbados
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Seeing this wonderful and inspirational sculpture is both moving and humbling. In one way it is good that it is on a main road so everyone can be reminded of how terrible slavery was. Yet on the other hand, visitors cannot take a lot of...More

Thank 88Georgina
Reviewed 14 March 2017

About 3 miles east from Bridgetown, is this impressive Statue, that locals call Bussa Statue. Because that was the name of the slave, who helped inspire a revolt against slavery 200 years ago. However Statue was built not until 1985. Not that kind of location...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Bussa statue is positioned well on this main roundabout, as a reminder of how terrible slavery was, is and the power of the human spirit. He organised a slave rebellion. Not overly easy to get to this site on foot, depending on the time...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Bussa Statue can clearly been seen as you drive arrive the roundabout, it's a very poignant reminder of the awfully days of slavery. It's particularly lovely to see the chains around the statues wrists broken, very symbolic

Thank mrsbake1
Reviewed 7 February 2017

While on a tour bus we got to see this statue as the bus went around the roundabout. Our tour guide Shara W. gave us a narrative of its history. The significance is thought provoking and a reminder of how terrible slavery was. It's also...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A group of us were doing a tour of the island, and one of the stop-off points was at the Bussa statue. Our tour guide explained the the history of slavery that was prevalent in Barbados in the 17th & 18th century and how Bussa...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great historical significance, but you can't get to it because it's on the highway. Would love to have gotten close to read the inscriptions. Very powerful image when you drive past.

1  Thank Eusabia3
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Hard to get a good look at this statue since it is in the middle of a rotary, but it is a reminder of a situation which should not have happened. It commemorates a slave revolt that led to end of slavery in Barbados.

Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 30 August 2015

History buffs will want to circle this roundabout more than once to see this memorial to the slave who lead the revolt that ended slavery on this amazing island - 30 years before the US ended slavery with their own Civil War!

Thank ChrisK162
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Bussa is the name of a slave who helped inspire a revolt against slavery in Barbados in 1816. Slavery was abolished in 1834 and this statue symbolizes the breaking of the chains of slavery at Emancipation.

1  Thank Neostream
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