WE CAN & MUST EMANCIPATE OURSELVES — Opal Palmer Adisa

I am emancipation, the door and one path. You are emancipation, the walls and another path. We are emancipation, the roof and windows, a shelter. Emancipation is not complete until we are all emancipated. The first and important step is to scrub our minds of the colonizer ‘s lies and affirm those aspects of our […]

WE CAN & MUST EMANCIPATE OURSELVES — Opal Palmer Adisa

August 1st 1834 was Emancipation Day in the then British West Indies, and today all across the Caribbean and the diaspora, we remember. It’s usually also Carnival season here in Antigua but…COVID. No Carnival for the second year in a row, another reason to be depressed (Carnival is not just a pretty party for us). But we remember. Above links to a post by writer Opal Palmer Adisa of Jamaica, a country naturally in a celebratory mood after their 1, 2, 3 wins in the women’s 100m. Below are some links of past posts on this site related to chattel slavery, Emancipation, and post-Emancipation in Antigua and Barbuda.

Ancestral Remembrance on Emancipation Day

CREATIVE SPACE #8 of 2018 – Watch Night to Emancipation Day

Black Fun Fact: What it means To Shoot Hard Labour

CREATIVE SPACE #13 of 2020 – SAY THEIR NAME: IN MEMORIAM

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