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That Kensington fire which started the Sam Sharpe War of 1831/32

FOR several years now, beginning around the year 1975 when Sam Sharpe, the leader of the 1831-32 Rebellion, was declared a national hero, pilgrimages have been made to Kensington Estate — the location in St James from which the beacon by fire was lit as the start of what is widely known in Jamaica's history as the Christmas Rebellion, Sam Sharpe Rebellion, or the 1831-32 Slave Insurrection.

That Kensington fire which started the Sam Sharpe War of 1831/32

UNITED STATES | As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African American experience

Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national security advisor in U.S. history, the first Black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and also the first Black man to become secretary of state.

UNITED STATES | As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African American experience
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