Stay up-to-date with all that's new at My-Island-Jamaica, Click Here to subscribe for my updates and don't miss a thing!

Custom Search



Sharing Is Caring! Share this awesome content with your friends now.

National Heroes of Jamaica
The Indomitable Freedom Fighters

start_here_if_new_image_link

Watch! See the real Jamaica in VIDEOS!
Click Here and see why over 45,000 fans are enjoying my YouTube Channel!






national heroes of jamaicaJamaica National Heroes

These, our seven national heroes of Jamaica has made an indelible mark on the history and culture of our beautiful island.


New! For Authentic Jamaican products, from my very own handsvisit my Etsy store here.


We salute them, first for the sacrifices they made, and also on attaining our country's highest honour, the Order of National Hero!

  1. Marcus Garvey,

    Garvey is best remembered as an important proponent of the Back-to-Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to their ancestral homelands. Read more.

    See also: Places Named After Marcus Garvey


  2. Paul Bogle,

    For his role in the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion, he was captured and hanged on October 24, 1865 by the United Kingdom (Jamaica was a British colony at that time), but his forceful demonstration achieved it’s objectives. Read more.


  3. Sir Alexander Bustamante

    In 1940, he was imprisoned on charges of subversive activities. The widespread anti-colonial activism finally resulted in Parliament's granting universal suffrage in 1944 to Jamaica. Read more.

    See also: Places Named After Sir Alexander Bustamante


  4. George William Gordon

    Gordon having heard that a summon was out for his arrest took himself in to Governor Eyre. On October 21, 1865 he was sentenced to death. Read more.


  5. Samuel "Sam" Sharpe,

    Sam believed that people could join together to change things. People could fight together against injustice. Sharpe and his followers helped to make slavery end quickly after the rebellion. Read more.


  6. Norman Washington Manley &

    A Rhodes Scholar, Manley became one of Jamaica's leading lawyers in the 1920s. Manley was an advocate of universal suffrage, which was granted by the British colonial government to the colony in 1944. Read more.


  7. Nanny of the Maroons

    All the legends and documents refer to Nanny of the First Maroon War, as the most outstanding of them all - leading her people with courage and inspiring them to struggle to maintain that spirit of freedom, and life of independence, which was their rightful inheritance. She  was, by the way, officially named, Sarah Elizabeth Curry. Read more.


alexander_bustamante_jamaica_hero
nanny_of_the_maroons_jamaica_heroine.jpg
Nornam_manley_jamaica_hero.jpg
Marcus_garvey_jamaica_hero.jpg
samuel_sharpe_jamaica_hero.jpg
paul_bogle_jamaica_hero.jpg
george_william_gordon_jamaica.jpg

Just thinking about a Jamaica without their combined contribution is puzzling. I suppose if it wasn't them, then perhaps others would taken on some of the tremendous roles they played, but who? and what impact would it have?

Your guess is as good as mine.

The truth is, these gallant individuals have done some of what would have been almost impossible by the average person back then, in their quest to change the social and political constructs.

They challenged the institutions of slavery, colonialism and dependency thereby changing the course of our history.I know I am voicing the sentiments of the vast majority of Jamaicans when I say, [using the words of my grandmother] 'God Bless their souls'.

Some shed their bloods and life because of the vision they shared for us. How can we repay that? We will never be able to.

Perhaps the least we can do is to show more unity and togetherness with each other and build on the foundations they have set for us to make our beloved country a beacon in the world!

Help me also say thanks also to the many other Jamaican who are playing their part, from here and abroad, to build and advance our country, they are heroes in their own right.

Today, the statues of these seven champions stands proud and tall in Jamaica national heroes Park in Kingston.

You might also find these interesting.

Pages Related To National Heroes Of Jamaica

External Page: Jamaica Information Service

Return to Homepage from The National Heroes of Jamaica
Go To Facts About from National Heroes Of Jamaica

Back To The Top Of This Page

New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome
your feedback here.

Read More ...

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recommended For You ...


Other Great Articles You Might Have Missed

P.S. Didn't find what you were looking for? 
Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


copyscape