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Jamaican History by Wellesley Gayle || June 2017
I've shared a lot about Jamaica's history on this site, including a list showing the most significant dates in Jamaica's history.
But this one novel! This is special!
This is the first time I've actually interviewed someone on this subject - And the fact it is with a poor, simple 98 year old destitute Jamaican man made this even more special, more authentic and, to be quite honest with you, a bit emotional for me.
Despite been poor and old, the man is at peace and has an unmatched resolve and faith in God.
He clearly appreciated having me there, but I was humbled to be speaking with him, it was a true honour for me. I learned so much from in the few minutes I spent with him.
He shared reflections on, among other things:
Without hesitation, I now share my personal interaction with the 98 year old Jamaican man, Mr. Kenneth Brewster.
The entire video interview is extremely enlightening, to say the least, but there are some key sections of the video that I hope you really don't miss, for example:
Just a quick note to you though; the video is in its natural state (no edits) and in native Jamaican language - except for me trying to speak English a few times, so please understand.
You may also use the Closed Caption option in YouTube to read along.
See also: The colonial history of Jamaica
P.S. Now I already feel like I need to do a part two, what's your take?