Barbadians are being encouraged to participate in this year’s Emancipation Day Walk, which will be held on Wednesday, August 1.
Walkers in their African-inspired wear will leave the Garfield Sobers Statue, Kensington Oval, at 8:30 a.m. for the one-hour walk to Independence Square, the City.
They will turn right on to President Kennedy Drive, travel towards Westbury Road, take the first right after Westbury Primary School and turn left on to 8th Avenue New Orleans. They will also travel on Kensington New Road, Chapman Lane, walk through Lake’s Folly, on to St. Mary’s Row, pass through Jubilee Gardens and turn left on to Lower Broad Street.
From there, the walkers will turn right on McGregor Street, left on to Wharf Road and proceed across Chamberlain Bridge and on to Independence Square, where there will be a brief ceremony. Minister of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will deliver the Emancipation message, while Chairman of the Commission for Pan-African Affairs, Dr. Erskine Simmons, will give the welcome.
Those persons who are unable to complete the walk should line the route and join the celebrations in Independence Square.????