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Jamaica's Pioneer Teachers of the 19th Century

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…I will tell something of the lives of those significant men and women who toiled to bring education to ordinary Jamaicans; some accounts will be in their own words or the words of contemporaries Dr. Joy Lumsden.

This week we againjoin Dr. Joy Lumsden in her effort to restore the lost community of pioneering teachers who are an important part of the development of Jamaica’s culture leading up to our 50th Independence Celebration.

Join us Thursday 5/10/12 at 8:00PM as we meet Matthew Josephs, (born 1859), eldest son of the Prince of one of the Ebeo tribes (in his own words), T.B Stephenson who, in the course of his career, taught over 10,000 pupils and Mr. Walcott (born 1859), the Booker T. Washington of Jamaica

It will be another interesting Labrish 8:00PM Thurs. 5/10/12 in the Backyardwhere we Celebrate, Enlighten & Preserve  the rich diverse culture ofJamaica: ’Land We Love’.

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