African Coalition determined to construct their own monument at Parade ground
Despite the Government’s moving apace with the construction of the 1823 monument at the Kitty seawall road, a coalition group is determined to construct their own monument at Parade ground where the African Slaves were beheaded.
On Sunday the coalition held a sensitization, Remembrance and Freedom walk as the group continues to muster support and highlight what they described as the disrespect of the Government on the issue.
PNC/R executive Aubrey Norton said the turnout is an indication that the people are awakened. Norton is a strong believer that the monument should be built at the place where slaves, who rebelled, were executed.
David Hinds also spoke to the press and he said that some of the same issues that the slaves struggle for are still relevant today.
Dr. Melissa Ifill is one the driving force behind this project and she is confident that the coalition will construct a monument in honour of the African Slaves.
The march of six miles, started at Le Resouvenir, East Coast Demerara, where the uprising of an estimated 10,000 slaves began on August 18, 1823. The march ended at the Parade ground, where ring leaders of that rebellion were said to have been executed and their heads cut off and hung on posts around the ground.