Bussa Emancipation Statue

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Statue of Bussa, Bridgetown

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.

The statue was created 1985 by Bajan sculptor Karl Broodhagen 169 years after the rebellion. The statue symbolizes the "Breaking Of Chains".


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.

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Coordinates: 13°6′18.12″N 59°34′48.32″W / 13.1050333°N 59.5800889°W / 13.1050333; -59.5800889