The ties between the Virgin Islands and Denmark became a little tighter recently, when a replica of the Freedom statue, which is displayed in public parks throughout the territory, was permanently installed outside a historic waterfront warehouse in Copenhagen. The installation of the Freedom statue represents the country’s first official memorial of the slave era.

The statue, created by Ghanian sculptor Bright Bimpong, was gifted to Denmark by the Virgin Islands in 2017 in honor of the territory’s centennial. Two other statues, busts of John “Buddhoe” Gottlieb and D. Hamilton Jackson, were also gifted to Denmark and have been on display in museums there.