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.
Uncommon Attraction: Peace Hill Sugar Mill, St. John
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.
Uncommon Attraction: Slave Walls of Saint Martin
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.
Uncommon Attraction: Macoucherie Slave House, Dominica
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.
Uncommon Attraction: Bonaire Slave Huts
Bonaire rarely springs to mind when one thinks of Caribbean islands with deep ties to slavery, which makes these slave huts all the more curious.
Uncommon Attraction: Exuma’s Golden Tribute to Pompey’s Slave Rebellion
The golden figure is meant to honor Pompey's slave rebellion, the very first substantial victory for Bahamian slaves against their masters.