On September 7th the world celebrates Miss Lou Day for Jamaica’s beloved Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley OM, OJ, MBE known “Miss Lou” . Why September 7th? The Jamaica premier authority on culture, Miss Lou was born on September 7th, 1919 and died in July 26, 2006. Check out our photo gallery tribute to Miss Lou. It includes photos of a young Miss Lou, her wedding and her first international performance in New York. Also see the poem “Tenky, Miss Lou, Tenky” by Joan Andrea Hutchinson and our Miss Lou Month May 2003 tribute page.