This monument was unveiled by former President Burnham on 23 May 1976. It commemorates the 1763 slave rebellion; the first revolt that came close to success. Cuffy as the leader of this insurrection has been declared to be one of our national heroes. His legacy has been immortalized in bronze.
Philip Moore was the sculptor of this impressive work of art. The monument is 10.1 meters (33 feet) high and is built on a concrete plinth designed by Albert Rodrigues. It symbolizes the struggle of the Guyanese people for their liberation. It is situated at the eastern end of Brickdam.
Source: National Trust of Guyana website (http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy)