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BUSSA Emancipation Memorial, Barbados


The Bussa Rebellion was the largest slave revolt in the history of Barbados. The rebellion took its name from the African-born slave, Bussa, who led the uprising. The Bussa Rebellion was the first of the three major slave uprisings that took place in the British West Indies between the U.S. abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and general emancipation by the British in 1838. The two other rebellions occurred in the Crown colony of Demerara-Essequibo (now part of Guyana) in 1823, and Jamaica in 1831.

“Washington Black” tells the story of George Washington Black, an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation who must flee in the company of his master’s eccentric inventor brother, Christopher Wilde, after a shocking death threatens to upend both of their lives. The duo then embark on a globe-trotting adventure with the help of a strange flying machine. Their journey takes them through America, the cold Arctic seas, the gothic spires of old Europe, and the deserts of North Africa, all while staying one step ahead of a deadly bounty hunter.

The novel will be adapted into a limited series for TV by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, with Author Edugyan on board as an executive producer. MASK accompanied Hinds on a research and reconnaissance mission to Barbados, documenting culturally relevant spaces & objects, using 360° Photo technology and publishing key places through GoogleMaps StreetView Platform.


  • Monument Documentation for Screenplay Research
  • 360° Google Virtual Landmark Publishing