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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Lest We Forget – La Savane des Esclaves, Martinique
La Savane des Esclaves in Martinique is a unique and incredibly moving place, made more special by the one amazing man with the passion to make it happen.
Discover Tire Machèt, The Secret Martial Art That Helped Haitian Slaves Win Freedom
In one very special corner of the Caribbean the use of machetes extends to art; an ancient martial art some 225 years old called Tire Machèt.
St. Martin/St. Maarten
Slave Walls of Saint Martin: Uncommon Attraction
In some parts of the Caribbean, the stains of slavery are as evident as they were hundreds of years ago. The slave walls of St. Martin are an example.
Macoucherie Slave House, Dominica: Uncommon Attraction
Raw, decrepit, and as unfit for habitation as it no doubt always has been, the Macoucherie slave house is a stark reminder of the real vagaries of slavery.