Inscribed on the base of this unique statue are the words “Never Again!” It stands as a reminder to the horrors of slavery faced by the people who once lived in this region of the country.
This eye-catching statue is located on the mainland of The Gambia, facing the Kunta Kinteh Island. The island was once a key location during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Slaves were often imprisoned on the island before being transported to the United States. The statue serves as a reminder of the darker side of humanity, but also stands as a sign of hope.
The statue depicts a humanoid figure, arms aloft in triumph, relishing in the freedom from slavery. Chains hang from the arms, symbolizing breaking free from the servitude of slavery. The head of the statue represents the planet earth, a symbol perhaps of a free and fair world.
This statue encapsulates the feeling of freedom slaves felt when they were finally released from bondage. The statue is also a symbol of hope for a better world.
Know Before You Go
Consider visiting the statue along with a trip to the Slavery Museum and the Kunta Kinteh Island.