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Wednesday Open Thread: Slave Rebellions II – The Rebels

Queen Nanny, 1685 - 1755. Leader of the Maroons who defeated the British  army in several battles. She graces the $500 Jamaican bill.

Queen Nanny, Jamaican National Hero, was a well-known leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century.

Edward Seaga 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica serving two terms from November 1980 - February 1989.

Edward Seaga Prime Minister of Jamaica serving two terms from November 1980 - February

Jamaica 2nd Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster and shortest in office, 47 days due to his death . February 1967 - April 1967

Jamaica Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster and shortest in office, 47 days due to his death .

The Jamaican Maroons: Escaped Slaves Who Formed Free Settlements That Still Exist Today | Black Girl with Long Hair

The Jamaican Maroons: Escaped Slaves Who Formed Free Settlements That Still Exist Today

This video documents the disappearing languages of the Eastern Maroons of Moore Town, Jamaica. The languages are (i) Kromanti, a language variety related to .

Nanny of the Maroons Jamaica c.1680 -c. 1750 Nanny of the Maroons was a Jamaican spiritual leader who fought against British slave trading in the eighteenth century. An expert strategist, Nanny implemented the use of camoflage and guerilla warfare to protect her people. In 1740 she skillfully negotiated autonomy for her people. Although her existence is heavily steeped in myth and superstition, Nanny is still regarded as a historic persona, and is the national heroine of Jamaica today.

Katie Holm, “Nanny of the Maroons: Jamaica, c. part of the series Women Warriors, 2011 “ Nanny of the Maroons was a Jamaican spiritual leader who fought against British slave.

The first set of people in the new world to achieved their independence through guerilla warfare - Must be Jamaican

Maroons of Eastern Jamaica. This picture dates back to A Early depiction of the maroon people which i am a proud descendant of.

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping

vintage everyday: 35 Rare Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in Jamaica before 1900

Item: Title: Banana Plantation, Jamaica Photographer: Publisher: Publisher 871 Year: Height: in Width: in Media: Gelatin Silver print Color: b/w Country: Jamaica Town: Notes: For information about licensing this image, visit: THE CARIBBEAN PHOTO ARCHIVE

Is Michael Manley one of your 'greatest Jamaicans' ?  An awesome article by Kevin O'Brien Chang

Top Ten Greatest Jamaicans – Norman Manley Allrounder of Excellence

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