This Day In Jamaican History

On this Day in Jamaican History: Jamaican National Hero, Paul Bogle

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On October 11th, 1865, Paul Bogle led 200 – 300 black men and women into the town of Morant Bay, Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion. Initially the march was to protest for voting rights, an end to legal discrimination and economic oppression against black Jamaicans. The protest soon escalated to a rebellion. Bogle was recognized as a National Hero in Jamaica in 1969.  Paul Bogle’s face appears on the Jamaican two-dollar bill and 10-cent coin.

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