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Monument to a Slave Revolt

In 1795, a local slave named Tula led a revolt in the Dutch Colony of Curacao. The revolt lasted seven weeks until Tula was betrayed by a fellow slave and publicly tortured to death. While slavery still existed in Curacao until 1863, Tula is commemorated today as the leader of the beginning of the fight for liberation, a revolt that would have 2000 slaves joining the effort at its height.

This hero is remembered with the Tula Monument on the south coast near the Holiday Beach Hotel. This statute of Tula and two fellow slaves symbolizes the slaves' struggle and desire for freedom and sits at the very site where Tula was tortured to death for his rebellion.

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