Antonio Soberanis Gomez

Antonio Soberanis Gomez (HM1JHR)

Location: Belize City, Belize
Country: Belize

N 17° 29.653', W 88° 11.217'

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Father of the Belizean Labour Movement

Born January 19, 1897 - Died April 14, 1975
Was a member of the Unemployed Brigade that
demonstrated for more work and better pay.
He carried on the cause when its leades gave up hope
and resigned. He stated "I'd rather be a dead hero
than a living coward"
He informed the labourers and unemployed
associated (LUA) in 1934, organizing boycotts,
demonstrations and pickets against large merchants.

He led public meetings at this
Battlefield Park talking about the Government's unfair
treatment of labourers.
He was jailed for sedition in 1935.
His Association's efforts paid off, however,
by wage increases for workers and more jobs.
He took the movement countrywide to shed light
on workers' rights.
This bust was rededicated on 18 September, 2013 by
Mayor Darrell Bradley and Councilor Kevin Singh
to honor the contribution of this tireless warrior for union rights.
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HM NumberHM1JHR
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Date Added Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 373985 N 1934621
Decimal Degrees17.49421667, -88.18695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 29.653', W 88° 11.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 29' 39.18" N, 88° 11' 13.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Regent St, Belize City Belize , BZ
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