7d - Constant Spring Drama
This is something very different in the tours which we are offering to you. At the heart of the journey to Emancipation were stories of men and women, who bravely gave their lives for the freedom of many, most of whom they knew that they would never meet.
Constant Spring as an area was central to the resistance movement and at the forefront of the defiance undertaken on the south coast of the island. It seems appropriate therefore that we provide for those of you would seek to understand the journey to Emancipation and freedom but are not staying on our beautiful island for more than a day or so. To this end we invite you to come and spend a day with us as we tell the story of Slavery’s Heroes – the men and women who fought for Emancipation and finally freedom for over 80 years.
Come and experience the life of the enslaved, their children, plantation owners, missionaries and traders. Learn about the African American ex-slaves led by George Lisle, who pioneered the final movement for emancipation. Get to know the women and men who were prepared to be imprisoned, and ultimately martyred so that emancipation would come – such people as Miss Cooper, Old Virgil, David and Moses Hall. It is in part an interactive performance and so you may be invited to share the performance by speaking for those saw the execution of Sam Sharpe, faced genocide in Morant Bay or refused to accept that change was inevitable.