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Jamaica - Free Villages 1830 - 1840

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A pioneering concept starting in the 1930s, in 
anticipation of emancipation from slavery, the Jamaican  Baptist congregations, deacons and ministers pioneered the Caribbean concept of Free Villages with the English Quaker
abolitionist Joseph Sturge. (Wikipedia)
 
This week we feature excerpts from:  "The Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage (Olive Senior) and other historians about this  interesting period in our unique history, as a country of tenacity, courage, diversity and cooperation.
 
Join us as we bring to life these stories of Jamaica's past and
continue to Celebrate, Enlighten & Preserve, the rich diverse culture of Jamaica: 'Land We Love'.

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