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#1 Jul 29, 2019 8:17 pm

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Emancipation Day .... 1st August .. on the Island.

National holiday. Celebrations.
A ceremony   celebrating the emancipation  of the slaves is held at ' Bussa's statue . 6am in the morning . Lord !
They are parades  , speeches , demonstrations by school children . The emancipation   day walk  , beach fest  and village fest.
Lots of drumming.

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#2 Jul 30, 2019 10:50 am

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Re: Emancipation Day .... 1st August .. on the Island.

Dancer wrote:

National holiday. Celebrations.
A ceremony   celebrating the emancipation  of the slaves is held at ' Bussa's statue . 6am in the morning . Lord !
They are parades  , speeches , demonstrations by school children . The emancipation   day walk  , beach fest  and village fest.
Lots of drumming.

Did they have "liberated Slaves" in Grenada, as they did in Jamaica? Liberated from the Spanish and Portuguese by British warships as they took longer to abolish slavery.... only to take the poor bastards not back to Africa, but off to the Colonies as indentured workers,,,, kinda slavery by a different name. Paid, and released after around 3 years, but not given a choice.

Just watched the genealogy program about celebs, and Bond Girl Naomi Harris, very tasty lady, traced roots on fathers side via Trinidad back to Grenville Area in Grenada, with an Irish descent and creole wife Great Grandparents.

Similar story on Mothers side only tracing back to a freed slave 5 times Grandfather, and an eventually emancipated African born 5 times Grandmother. Living up in St Ann's J.A. Early 1800's.

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