National Heroes of Jamaica

Today we have seven national heroes of Jamaica because of the significant contributions they made during their lifetime.

The Right Excellent Norman Manley - Norman Manley was born in Roxborough Manchester,Jamaica on July 4, 1893, to parents Thomas Albert Samuel Manley and Margaret. His complete name is Norman Washington Manley. He was a really brilliant scholar and athlete, an excellent horseman, a soldier in the First
The Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe - Samuel Sharpe was the main instigator of the 1831 Slave Rebellion, which began on the Kensington Estate in St. James and which was largely instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery. Because of his intelligence and leadership qualities, Sam
Sir Alexander Bustamante – Jamaica’s First Prime Minister - Sir Alexander Bustamante was born on February 24, 1884 in a little district known as Blenheim, Hanover, Jamaica. His father was an Irish planter named Robert Constantine Clarke, and his mother was a Jamaican of mixed blood named Mary Clarke
The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jamaica’s FIRST National Hero - Marcus Mosiah Garvey was named Jamaica’s first National Hero. He was born at 32 Market Street, St. Ann’s Bay on August 17, 1887. He is the son of Marcus Garvey Sr., a mason, and Sarah Jane Richards a domestic worker
Nanny Of The Maroons – National Heroine of Jamaica - Nanny of the maroons, or “Granny Nanny”, as so affectionately called, was the leader of the Maroons at the beginning of the 18th century. She was known by both the British settlers and the Maroons as an outstanding military leader who
George William Gordon - George William Gordon was born in the year 1820 to a slave mother, Ann Rattray, and a Scottish planter father, Joseph Gordon. He was the second (2nd) of eight (8) children.  George had no formal schooling, he was self-educated. He
Paul Bogle 1820-1865 - It is believed that Paul Bogle was born free in an estimated period of between the years 1815 and 1822 in Stony Gut, St. Thomas, a few miles from Morant Bay. It is believed that Paul Bogle was born free in
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