This monument erected in memory of the Rebel Slave (Esclavo Rebelde) is found on the land belonging to the ancient sugar mill of Triunvirato, founded in the XIX century, a period in which many sugar mills were set up and started functioning in the Matanzas area.
Precisely here, events of such transcendental importance took place on November fifth of 1843, that they provoked the burst of the greatest rebellion ever in those convulsive times of slavery.
These violent events brought about the initial execution of the foreman, an evil man that had much abused his victims and following that event, the slaves set the whole place on fire, devouring even the last wooden plank of Triunvirato.
This monument speaks for itself. There are more than enough historical reasons for it to have a privileged place among those that are considered National Monuments.
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