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Jamaica in the 50s&60s-Olympians Mal & Mel Spence

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As we continue to enlighten and preserve Jamaica's rich diverse history, we are grateful to our fans who continue to show up and those who are leaving a living legacy by telling their stories.

This week Backyardlabrish special guest Mr. Mal Spence will be adding to our mission. Mal together. with his identical twin brother Mel, competed for Jamaica in three Olympic Games. Mal and Mel both competed in the same event in Australia 1956, Italy 1960, and Japan in 1964 where they took the podium for a bronze medal.

Mal & Mel cherish wonderful memories of growing up in Jamaica, and Mal will delight us with stories of life on the Island as twin youngsters during the 50s and 60s. The Spence brothers have recently published the book: "The Lives and Times of Mal and Mel".

Join us at 8:PM Wed.11/9/11 in the Backyard as we, Celebrate, Enlighten, & Preservethe rich diverse culture of: Jamaica‘Land We Love’

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Jamaican History
Life in the 50 and 60s
Olympians Mal and Mel Spence
Identical Twins
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