Jamaica National Heroes

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Jamaica from Point to Point has grown thanks to our National Heroes

 

Jamaica Point to Point ... Jamaica National Heroes

Mother of us all, Queen of the Maroon. Nanny

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Nanny (c. 1686 - 1733) Nanny was an revered military leader during the beginning of the 18th century. She was feared and revered by the British settlers ...

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Samuel Sharpe

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Samuel Sharpe In 1831 Samuel Sharpe instigated a slave rebellion which commenced in the Kensington Estate in St. James. This rebellion was of great importance to the eventual abolition of ...

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey (Born: August 17, 1887 – Died June 10, 1940) Born in St. Ann on August 17, 1887, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was Jamaica’s first national hero. He later ...

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George William Gordon

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George William Gordon (Born: April 1815 – Died October 23, 1865)   George William Gordon  born to a white planter Joseph Gordon and a mullato slave, Ann Rattray, the 2nd ...

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Paul Bogle

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Paul Bogle (Born: Circa 1822 – Died: October 24, 1865)     Paul Bogle was a Baptist deacon in Stony Gut, a few miles north of Morant Bay. He was beli...

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Norman Washington Manley

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Norman Washington Manley (Born: July 4, 1893 – Died: September 2, 1969) Norman Washington Manley, dubbed “The Father of the Nation” was born in Roxborough, Manchester in1893. He was ...

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Alexander Bustamante

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Alexander Bustamante (Born: February 24, 1884 – Died: August 6, 1977) Born William Clark in 1884, Alexander Bustamante became a very influential figure in Jamaica while the ...

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Images of Heroes and national icons

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    The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many One People’, based on the population’s multi-racial roots. The motto is represented on the Coat of Arms, showing a male and female me...

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Jamaica's national symbols

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Few facts about some of Jamaica's national symbols 1 The flag should never be raised after sunset or before sunrise. 2 The flag has a motto which is "Hardships there are but ...

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