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National Heroes of Jamaica

National Heroes of Jamaica

Paul Bogle was born in 1822 in the beautiful parish of Saint Thomas. In 1864 Paul bogle was appointed Deacon and Activist of Stony Gut Baptist Church, which is located a few miles north of Morant Bay. He was then a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay protesters; it was a march for justice and fair treatment for peoples of Jamaica. On October 24, 1865 Paul Bogle was captured by government troops after leading the Morant Bay rebellion and was hanged in the Morant Bay Court House. Paul Bogle was then named a National Hero of Kingston Jamaica. An Artistic Impression of Paul Bogle now stands in Morant Bay, Jamaica. His portrait was on the Jamaican $2 note which is no longer I use.

Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante was brought on earth by his mother Mary (née Wilson) and her husband Robert Constantine Clarke, in the parish of Hanover, Kingston Jamaica. On the 7th of September 1962, Alexander Bustamante married Gladys Longbridge. 1943, Bustamante founded the Jamaica Labour Party After Jamaica was granted independence in 1962. Bustamante served as the first Prime Minister until 1967. In 1969, Bustamante is honored in Jamaica with the title "National Hero of Jamaica". In 1965 Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante reserved a stroke, Bustamante died in 1977 and was buried in the National Heroes Park in Kingston. His portrait graces the $1 Jamaican dollar coin.  

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 after his elven siblings’ eleven children in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, to father Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Sr., who was a mason, and mother Sarah Jane Richards Jr. who was a political leader, entrepreneur, publisher, orator and journalist. Marcus Mosiah Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) in 1914; Marcus Mosiah Garvey was imprisoned in 1916 by Americans because of their disapproval of him preaching to the blacks about freedom.  In 1927 he continues into politics and formed the People’s Political Party in 1929. Garvey also found Black Star Line. At the age of 32 in 1919, Garvey married his first wife after four months of marriage, Garvey separated from her in 1922 and married again, to Amy Jacques Garvey hey had two sons together. Marcus Mosiah Garvey died in 1940 at the age of 52 and Twenty years later, his body was taken to Jamaica, where the government proclaimed him Jamaica's first national hero. His portrait graces the Jamaican $20 dollar coin.

George William Gordon was born in 1820 near Mavis Bank, Jamaica to father  Joseph Gordon, a Scottish Planter, and Mother Ann Rattray a slave woman. Gordon was self-educated, could perform simple accounting and read and write very well. George William Gordon established his own native baptish church. George William Gordon was tried for high treason by court martial and was sentenced to death and executed on October 23, 1865) after the start of the Morant Bay rebellion. His portrait graces the Jamaican $10 coin. In 1969, Gordon was proclaimed a National Hero of Jamaica

Norman Washington Manley, born to mixed-race parents Margaret Shearer and father Thomas Albert Samuel Manley in Roxborough in the parish of Manchester Jamaica's, in the year 1893 of the 4th July. on the 1 March 1900 he married his cousin Edna Manley They had two children together. Norman Manley was a Jamaican statesman and A Rhodes Scholar also in the 1920s Manley became one of Jamaica's leading lawyers and founded the People's National Party, Norman Manley retired from politics on his birthday in 1969 Due to respiratory illness. He died on 2 September 1969.

2 February 1987) in 1921.

Queen Nanny or Nanny was born in the year 1686 in Ghana, Western Africa. She was said to be the leader of Jamaican Maroons. Nadying of natural causes in the 1760s. Nanny was proclaimed as Jamaican’s National Heroin.  The exact date of her death remains a mystery. Her portrait graces the Jamaican $500 bill.

Samuel Sharpe was born in 1801 in the parish of St James, Jamaica. Even though Samuel sharp was born into slavery but was a well-educated man who was highly respected by other slaves.  Sharpe became a deacon at the Burchell Baptist Church located in Montego Bay Jamaica. In 1832 Samuel Sharpe was tried, convicted, ten hang because he was the save leader behind the Jamaican Baptist war slave rebellion. Sam Sharpe last words were “I would rather die among yonder gallows, than live in slavery” In 1975, Samuel sharp was proclaimed as Jamaican’s National Hero. His portrait graces the Jamaican $50 bill.

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