Emancipation Displays at locations near you.
Proclaimed by an Act of Parliament, the official abolition of slavery in the British West Indies, what has come to be termed Emancipation, came into official effect on August 1, 1834. This year marks 181 years since this historical proclamation. For over 25 years, Trinidad & Tobago has officially commemorated this significant landmark.
Following its policy on observing National Days and Festivals, the Culture Division’s Research Unit unveiled its Emancipation Exhibition for 2015 at two locations:
- Atrium, Piarco International Airport
- Foyer, Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission, Frederick St, Port of Spain
The exhibitions began on July 22 and run until August 7, 2015.