Tula (Curaçao)

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Portret Tula Curacao.jpg
Modern artist impression of Tula
by Edsel Selberie
Died 3 October 1795(1795-10-03)
Curaçao, Dutch West Indies
Cause of death Execution by torture[1]
Monuments Tula Monument on the south coast of Curaçao[1]
Known for Leading the Curaçao Slave Revolt of 1795[1]

Tula (died 3 October 1795) was a Curaçaoan slave who liberated himself and led the Curaçao Slave Revolt of 1795 that convulsed the island for more than a month. He is revered on Curaçao today as a fighter for human rights and independence. He was executed on 3 October 1795.[1]

The film Tula: The Revolt (2013) is based on Tula's life story.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Curaçao History – Heroes, Papiamentu.net. Retrieved on 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ Home, Tula The Revolt. Retrieved on 6 May 2015.

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