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Slavery and Emancipation in the Bahamas

By Linda Tancs

The Pompey Museum in the Bahamas boasts a permanent collection exploring the history of slavery and emancipation in the island nation. Located in Nassau, the museum is named in honor of Pompey, a courageous slave who led a revolt against unfair conditions on the Rolle Plantation in Exuma. The site of several renowned exhibitions on slavery, the museum is located in a historic arcaded pink building at Bay and George streets.


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