Looking for the Signs of Enslavement in Barbados

Some of them are hidden in plain sight

Hello friends,

If you ever stopped to think about it, it would be very disturbing. While that sentence alone isn’t enough to identify what I mean when it comes to Black experiences (a LOT of disturbing things happen to people who look like me), this time I’m talking about the history that’s hidden in plain sight.

As I mentioned in an article on slave cabins on AirBnB, in Barbados we’re surrounded by reminders of our history, even if very few people talk about it.

It’s always been a mystery to me why a country that was a pivotal part of the triangular trade didn’t talk about it more. But then, maybe it was too painful and nobody wanted to be reminded. Still, the signs are there, if you know where to look for them.

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