Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ambassador Jacinth L. Henry-Martin
Saint Kitts and Nevis, like other parts of the British Empire, witnessed the abolition of slavery in 1834. As Ambassador Henry-Martin points out in her letter reflecting on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the majority of the population of Saint Kitts and Nevis are "the proud descendants of Africans that were bound by servitude." Now, "we are all guardians of the faith that the peace of our nation is rooted in the preservation of equality and justice for all."
For Ambassador Henry-Martin, Lincoln's support of emancipation "has special significance to me and to my fellow citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and to all whose history is tainted by the indignity of slavery."