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Morant Bay, St Thomas Parish, Jamaica — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Greater Antilles of the West Indies)
 

The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865

 
 
The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2022
1. The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker
Inscription.  

In remembrance of Paul Bogle
George William Gordon and the 437 Jamaican Martys
of October 1865 who fell because they loved freedom

In gratitude from the generations who now witness that they did not die in vain
October 1965

Here in June 1965 were uncovered the last remains of the Martyrs of October 1865
 
Erected 1965.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsColonial Era. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1965.
 
Location. 17° 52.829′ N, 76° 24.507′ W. Marker is in Morant Bay, St Thomas Parish. Marker is on South Street just south of Highbury, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas Parish World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  The Morant Bay Rebellion at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 7, 2022.)
 
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The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2022
2. The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker
The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2022
3. The Jamaican Martyrs of October 1865 Marker
This view of the memorial is towards the south and the sea.
Fort Morant Bay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2022
4. Fort Morant Bay
The memorial is just south of the remains of Fort Morant, built around 1758 with nine guns. The fort is directly south of the old Morant Bay Courthouse. The courthouse, which was burned in 1865 as part of the Morant Bay Rebellion, burned again in an accident in 2007 and is currently in ruins.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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