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Recalling the Berbice Revolution, February 23, 1763

The enslaved Africans of Berbice, Guyana, led by Kofi and his lieutenants, Atta, Accabre and Akara, seized their freedom on February 23, 1763. Kofi, a former “house slave” was the leader of this revolution of enslaved Africans. Guyana, formerly British Guiana, is a country of 83,000 square miles that is situated on the Northeast Coast …

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