Kingston in St. Andrew, Surrey, Jamaica
Rita Marley O.D. (Nama Afua Addobea 1)
Founder of The Bob Marley Museum
Internationally, the name Marley has become synonymous with reggae music and the culture of Jamaica. The talented young Rita Anderson, who was raised from childhood in Trench Town, was destined to become an integral part of the musical Marley family. Sister Rita met a local Trench Town youth, Robert Nesta Marley, and love, faith and music became their bond. In 1966 they were married and their lives became forever entwined.
In 1986, Mrs. Marley had the vision and wisdom to transform Bob Marley's home into the Bob Marley Museum. It is in her capacity as Founder and Chairperson of The Robert Marley Foundation, The Bob Marley Museum and The Rita Marley Foundation, that Nana Rita continues to carry on the Legacy of her husband Bob Marley.
In 1996 the Jamaican government awards Mrs. Rita Marley the Order Of Distinction for her outstanding work and accomplishments.
Mrs. Rita Marley O.D. is a proud, vibrant, confident Jamaican woman who is thankful for her many blessing and continues to give back to Jamaica and Africa the two societies she
Location. 18° 1.174′ N, 76° 46.786′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Surrey, in St. Andrew. Marker can be reached from Hope Road just west of Maryfield Circle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bob Marley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate (approx. 9.6 kilometers away in Middlesex); The Great War 1914-1918 (approx. 11.1 kilometers away); 'Ye Olde Parade Bar' (approx. 11.1 kilometers away); Welcome to Port Royal (approx. 11.1 kilometers away); Lucas Barrett (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); The Historic Royal Naval Hospital (approx. 11.3 kilometers away).
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