Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) in Kingston in 1914. Liberty Hall was the organization’s international headquarters and during Garvey’s time was the location of general meetings. It also sponsored cultural and intellectual programs and had its own bands, choirs and drama groups. For many years, Liberty has functioned as a major entertainment center, and in 1987, it was purchased by the Jamaican government and declared a national monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust to celebrate Garvey’s centenary. Today, it is a living testament to Garvey, providing entertainment facilities and cultural enrichment events. It includes the Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum (MMGMM), Garvey Research/Reference Library, Garvey Multimedia Computer Centre, and Educational Outreach Programs.
About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.
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