Bussa Emancipation Statue
The Bussa Emancipation Statue is a public sculpture of a slave rebellion leader in Barbados, east of Bridgetown. The statue is located at centre of the J.T.C. Ramsay roundabout formed at the junction of the ABC Highway and Highway 5. Many Barbadians refer to the statue as Bussa, the name of a slave who helped inspire a revolt against slavery in Barbados in 1816. Though the statue isn't actually sculpted to be Bussa.
Lick an Lock-up Done Wid, Hurray fuh Jin-Jin [Queen Victoria].
De Queen come from England to set we free
Now Lick an Lock-up Done Wid, Hurray fuh Jin-Jin
This was the chant of thousands of Barbadians when apprenticeship was abolished in 1838, signifying their freedom and happiness.
- Official government website
- Link to image
- Bussa, Organization of American States - Children's Page
- Bussa's Rebellion - British National Archives