National Trust of Guyana

Damon Monument

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Located in Anna Regina in Region two, is the Damon Monument. It was designed by Mr. Ivor Thom and unveiled by the Regional Democratic Council of Region 2 on July 31, 1988, the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. This bronze sculpture was built in honour of Damon, an African domestic labourer, who protested against the imposed 1834 apprenticeship scheme that required them to continue working on the plantations despite being promised their freedom. Damon was tried and sentenced to death for inciting plantation labourers to strike. His body was hung in front of Public Buildings on October 13, 1834 to send a message to the other labourers.