For History Month this year 28 Jamaicans who went overseas and distinguished themselves in some way will be presented, one each day. Some of them are already familiar but most seem to have been all but forgotten. They will be presented roughly in chronological order. The accounts of their lives will be brief, but in many cases there will be links to pages or sites which deal with them in more detail.
This is only a small selection of the stories that could be told; maybe other stories will be discovered as a result of people viewing this site. On the whole I have told the stories of people whose pictures I have, but some seem so interesting that I have included them, even without pictures.
NOTE: Users of my sites should be aware that they may contain language that could be considered culturally sensitive. Descriptions and interpretations that reflect the attitudes of the period in which the person lived and/or in which an item was written may be considered inappropriate in some circumstances today.
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Jamaican History Month 2004 and 2005
I have tried to be as factually accurate as possible on these pages, but there are certainly errors which need to be corrected. I shall be grateful for information on any such needed corrections. My opinions are another matter, but I have tried to keep them to a minimum any way!
the worthy frog
Joy Lumsden 2007
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