Days until Christmas: 146

Hi Friends! Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica.

Allow me to share a quote from the Jamaica Gleaner published in 2015 that highlights a connection between Christmas Day and the emancipation of slavery in the British Empire:

” … the start of the Sam Sharpe slave protest and uprising in western Jamaica on December 28, 1831, which accelerated freedom for slaves in the British Empire. That freedom came just two and a half years later by an act of the British Parliament after some 60 years of sustained effort. “

Martin Henry, Jamaica Gleaner 27 December 2015

Not only is Christmas a time to celebrate with our family and friends, it is important that we keep in mind these past events that have helped shaped our future.

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