This monument is 1 of 7 placed around the island to commemorate the 1795 slave rebellion that occurred at the village of Rif, the site where the leaders were executed.
This particular monument is at the Tula Museum, which is a land house and plantation that tells the story of one of the slaves and leaders of the revolt against the colonial government, Tula Rigaud. His and his army of enslaved people’s anger, frustration, bravery and strength eventually led to the abolition of slavery in Curaçao.
Walking through the museum I couldn't help but think of what is happening in my own isla of Puerto Rico and in the United States. It is sad that Tula led his fight in 1795, and here we are in 2019, and still fighting for human rights. But I remain hopeful because I know we have many variations of Tulas who aren’t scared to stand up for what is right no matter the cost! ♥️