Emancipation Day 2013 - Barbados - Fabric and Tablet
Emancipation Day 2013. Barbados. 1 August 2013, 8:59 am.
A young Bajan girl dressed in African clothing looks at a passing crowd through the lens of a computer tablet.
It is one of the most powerful images I witnessed on Emancipation Day, capturing youth, history, culture, identity and technology.
The young girl represents youth and the future.
The African fabric and hairstyle represent history, culture, identity, black consciousness and the connection to Mother Africa.
The computer tablet represents technology and education.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of our ancestral past is just as important and powerful as knowledge of the latest technology.
This is the future of Barbados and I am exceedingly proud of it.
Kwame the Webmaster.