"Revolt and Emancipation" is part of The Emancipation Series, which consists of nine panels, chronicling the history of Barbados, beginning in West Africa and continuing until Independence. It was painted between 1992- 99, and is an important series in Edmund Gill's oeuvre, documenting every major event in Barbados regarding collective memory and heritage. Gill may be described as a Pan-Africanist because of his deep awareness and ongoing research into African diasporic identity, and the paintings include quotations from philosophers such as Kamau Brathwaite and Ali Mazuri. This series is also an example of Gill's love of patterns and colourful compositions. "Revolt and Emancipation" was exhibited as part of the Black Diaspora Visual Arts Symposium in 2009, organized by the then National Art Gallery Committee. The Emancipation Series was collected jointly with the National Cultural Foundation.