August Is Emancipation Month
August 1st 2016 marks 178 years since the abolition of slavery in the Caribbean Territories. The entire month is observed as emancipation month and while the nature of the commemorations has changed over the years, there is now a new push to revive activities that will help to keep these aspects of our history alive.
This year in St. Vincent, a rally was organised by different social groups. The event was held at Argyle and heard presentations from a number of local historians and social activists.
It is our hope that such events will again find their place on the national calendar of activities.