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The muscular, semi-nude figure looks resolutely forward as he raises a machete in his right hand and holds a long (sugar cane?) in his left. A shackle with a broken chain is still attached to his left wrist. The work was created to celebrate Gaspar…

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Unveiled three days before the 10th anniversary of Guyanese Independence, the work celebrates the Guyanese anti-colonial struggle, resistance against, and eventual emancipation from slavery. The work is dedicated to the memory of Cuffy, an Akan man…

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The work is dedicated to Zumbi dos Palmares, a Quilombo leader and one of the principle forces behind the resistance to slavery in Brazil. The muscular, semi-nude figure of Zumbi dos Palmares, stands with his weight shifted to his right foot. He…

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As the last nation in the Americas to officially abolish slavery in 1888, historians estimate that of the approximately 10.7 million enslaved persons brought to the Americas, as many as 50 percent arrived in Brazil. Valongo was the debarkation point…
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