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Martinique Slavery Abolition Day

Martinique Slavery Abolition Day Celebrations

For conscious travelers, the evening of May 21st, the night before Martinique Slavery Abolition Day, is the best time to visit Martinique.
Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak
🇱🇨St. Lucia

Admiral Rodney Rum HMS Royal Oak – My Mixed Emotions

I'm a big fan of Admiral Rodney Rum. HMS Royal Oak, in particular, is fantastic. Admiral Rodney the man, though, is another story.
Église Saint-Thomas du Diamant

Église Saint-Thomas du Diamant – Uncommon Attraction

The stains of slavery mar the foundations of many notable structures in the Americas, le Église Saint-Thomas du Diamant among them.
Ogier-Fombrun Museum, Haiti

Ogier-Fombrun Museum – Stirring History by the Sea in Haiti

At the Ogier-Fombrun Museum in Haiti, the pain of slavery is juxtaposed with a lavish colonial estate to create a provocative conscious travel experience.
Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters

Fort Shirley Officers’ Quarters: Where Mutiny Begat Emancipation

An 1802 revolt that started at the Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters in Dominica directly led to the emancipation of a most unlikely group of slaves.
Statia Blue Beads
St. Eustatius

The Surprising Slave History and Mystical Legend of Statia Blue Beads

Of all the many varied, unique, and amazing types and styles of jewelry found all throughout the Caribbean, none are more uncommon than Statia blue beads.
Peace Hill Sugar Mill, St. John | SBPR
🇻🇮St. John

Peace Hill Sugar Mill, St. John: Uncommon Attraction

Few places in St. John, or anywhere else in the Virgin Islands for that matter, offer such awe-inspiring views as those on offer atop Peace Hill.
Queen's Staircase in Nassau, The Bahamas | Credit: Flickr user arctic_whirlwind

Uncommon Photo-Op: Queen’s Staircase in Nassau, The Bahamas

For all of the outsized touristy glitz that has come to define Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas is actually a prime destination for history lovers keen on exploring African roots and the legacy of slavery in the West Indies.
La Savane des Esclaves, Martinique | SBPR

La Savane des Esclaves, Martinique – Lest We Forget

La Savane des Esclaves in Martinique is an incredibly moving place, made more special by the amazing man with the passion to make it happen.