Antigua and Barbuda joyfully celebrates Emancipation Day, honoring the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1834.
This significant occasion pays tribute to the resilience of ancestors who fought for freedom and dignity during a dark chapter in history.
Colorful parades, cultural displays, and engaging festivities fill the streets, uniting the nation in remembrance and celebration.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s address emphasizes the need for reparatory justice, urging European nations to confront the legacy of the past.
Emancipation Day stands as a powerful reminder of the ongoing pursuit of social justice and equality, uniting the people in their commitment to a brighter future.