Neg Mawon Emancipation Monument

Neg Mawon Emancipation Monument (HM1RWE)

Location: Roseau, Saint George Parish
Country: Dominica

N 15° 17.767', W 61° 23.173'

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This monument is a symbol of freedom and emancipation. It is a tribute to all the enslaved Africans who suffered and were executed in the history of Dominica.It honours the Maroons who risked their lives to fight for the emancipation of all. It pays homage to those who were sold and executed at the Old Roseau Market and who were held at the Barracoon Building in Roseau before being sold and sent to the plantations.This monument salutes the memory of our African ancestors and the immense contribution of their skills to our early infrastructure and the development of agriculture in Dominica through the shedding of their blood, sweat and tears.It celebrates the powerful and lasting influence which our which our African ancestors had on Dominica's present day culture, especially in our forms of music, language, costumes and cuisine.This memorial is a reminder to all Dominicans that we should continue to sustain our African heritage and its many cultural expressions.
Year Placed2013
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Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 673272 N 1691722
Decimal Degrees15.29611667, -61.38621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 17.767', W 61° 23.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 17' 46.02" N, 61° 23' 10.38" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Blvd, Roseau Saint George Parish , DM
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