Friday, April 29, 2011

Freedom Park Lagos

The Stage 
"A performance stage bestrides the very spot where the prison gallows once stood and performed their macabre ritual," writes Nobelist Wole Soyinka. 

Architect Theo Lawson told me that the Broad Street Prisons were constructed at the cost of 16,000 British pounds in 1885 while a miserly sum of 700 pounds was given for the education budget of "the natives" in that year. 

Photo of the Gallows on display in the new museum

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