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  Plaque in Spanishtown
by Dabs

British parliament abolished slavery as of August 1, 1834, although the Jamaican slaves remained bound to their owners by compensation schemes (apprenticeship) for another 4 years until 1838. There is a sign on one of the buildings in the square in Spanish town that marks the spot where the governor of Jamaica read the proclamation freeing the slaves in August 1838, 27 years before the end of the Civil War in the United States which gave slaves their freedom.

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  • Written Feb 15, 2005
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