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What Black History Month Means to Me

Pauline Henry

(article from blackhistorymonth.org)

paulinehenry-623x438As a fellow Jamaican, and Musician, Black History give me the opportunity to reflect on the roles Jamaican have played in the uprising against Slavery and how music was used as a form as escapism help to alleviate the reality of suffering which we later came to identify as “The Blues”.

One of the most influential political figure in the fight against slavery was Marcus Garvey by all accounts a small man with big dreams. A Jamaican political leader and founder of the Black Star Line ship, which promoted the return of Africans to their ancestral lands…(continued)  http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

 

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