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1826-Jamaican Editor of 1st African American Newspaper

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Backyard Labrish

Backyard Labrish


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John B. Russwurn was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica
in 1799, and was a pioneer of the first Back to Africa
Movement.  “He soon earned a reputation among
abolitionists’ as an articulate and courageous leader in the
struggle against slavery” (Dr. Joy Lumsden)

This week Backyardlabrish is again thrilled to celebrate
yet another Jamaican born trailblazer. So, be sure to join us in the Backyard as the Labrish continues  

The Labrish is live and enlightening 8:00PM Thur: 7/26/12 in the Backyard where we Celebrate, Enlighten, & Preserve the rich diverse culture of: Jamaica 'Land We Love'.