Bolivar Freeing the Slaves Statue Inauguration Contributor: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Commemorations of the emancipation of slaves are depicted in a variety of forms throughout the Atlantic world, such as this medal from 1846. The front side of the coin depicts a relief picture of the statue of Simón Bolívar, which was erected in the Plaza Mayor (now called Bolívar), in Bogotá, Columbia. The reverse features an image of Simón Bolívar holding a piece of paper freeing two adult slaves, with a palm tree in back of an enslaved mother holding her child.
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