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With a focus on honouring the African men and women who paved the way for the August 1, 1838 liberation of slaves, particularly those who revolted in 1823,Cheap Jerseys China, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) yesterday spearheaded a vibrant and colourful emancipation celebration at the National Park. Under the theme “Honouring our Heroes”, the event saw the attendance of President Donald Ramotar, who upon entry to the venue was greeted by ACDA’s Executive Director, Eric Phillips.Following the arrival of the President were Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony, who were promptly seated before the scheduled 15:00 hours start to the official Emancipation programme.Other notable attendees included Demerara Distillers Limited Chief Executive Officer,Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, Dr Yesu Persaud, and President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association, Clinton Williams.The presence of a contingent from Suriname added some international flavour.Chaired by media personality Mondale Smith and Miss Guyana Universe 2013, Ruqayyah Boyer, the official proceedings got off to a lively start with drumming by the Hebrew Family.  But the quickly growing audience had already been put “in the mood”, having been engaged by the Buxton Fusion Drummers, Guyana Soiree Band and Tony Sony Movement Sound System.In recognition of nationalism, a stirring rendition of the National Anthem was delivered by popular local artiste Lisa Punch.  This was followed by a welcome by Phillips,China Jerseys Cheap, who spared no effort in emphasising the importance of the occasion, that is, the fact that Africans were duly emancipated after centuries of struggle. The packed agenda for the afternoon included songs, dances, skits,Wholesale China Jerseys, poetry and a moving tribute to the ‘Heroes of 1823’ by Sister Penda Guyan and Dr Rudy Guyan.The 1823 Slave Rebellion is in fact recognised as perhaps the biggest and arguably most significant revolt in Guyana, even more significant than that orchestrated by Cuffy in 1763.It was spurred after the Governor of the day sought to keep the Africans enslaved although they were formally granted their liberty. Moreover, the slaves, who reportedly amounted to more than 10,Cheap NFL Jerseys,000, were determined to have their freedom. As a result they planned a revolution.However, reports are that after the revolt, the perceived organisers of the revolt were taken to where is now known as Parade Ground by their slave masters where they were beheaded. Their heads were displayed on staves around the ground and along the roadside from Plaisance all the way to Mahaica.And though it was subtle, there was no little effort by the Coalition of the Parade Ground Monument members to protest the move by Government to erect an 1823 Monument in the vicinity of the Georgetown Seawall rather than at Parade Ground.  According to fliers that were distributed by the Coalition members yesterday at the National Park, “Not in our name will the marginalisation and disrespect of the African Culture be tolerated.”“We will accept only one official site for our monument to the 1823 martyrs – The Parade Ground – where our fore-parents were murdered, beheaded, their bodies hung on poles, their heads displayed on staves and left to be consumed by the crows,” outlined  one flier.Moreover, the Coalition is insisting that “the Guyana Government stop reinventing this cycle of oppression.”But in addition to the subtle protest moves, there were also the indications of celebration even before the formal programme, which included the display and sale of flavourful African foods and drinks, as well as books and other reading material available to those who desired to know more about African history.The environment was a kaleidoscope of African print, although in the mix there were some who opted for regular outfits. And just for those who desired to add a fashionable touch to their appearance, there was face painting on demand.


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