Carlota, an enslaved woman, took up the machete in 1843 to lead a slave uprising at the Triumvirato sugar mill in Matanzas Province and was killed. She was one of the 3 leaders of the rebellion. Her name was later given to Cuba’s 1980’s operation Black Carlota in Southern Africa, which culminated in the battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the defeat of the South African army in pitch battle. Today, people can visit the remains of the Triumvirato sugar mill and see the monument to Carlota’s rebellion.
Carlotta (enslaved black woman in Cuba)
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