Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – 1733) was a leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the 18th century. Historical documents refer to her as the "rebels' old obeah woman," and they legally grant "Nanny and the people now residing with her and their heirs . . . a certain parcel of Land containing 500 acres in the parish of Portland." The Maroons were defiant Jamaican slaves who fled their oppressive existence on plantations and formed their own communities in the rugged, hilly interior of the…

Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – 1733) was a leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the 18th century. Historical documents refer to her as the "rebels' old obeah woman," and they legally grant "Nanny and the people now residing with her and their heirs . . . a certain parcel of Land containing 500 acres in the parish of Portland." The Maroons were defiant Jamaican slaves who fled their oppressive existence on plantations and formed their own communities in the rugged, hilly interior of the…

Jamaica National Costume.  I need to educate my girls and myself on my Jamaican history.

Jamaica National Costume. I need to educate my girls and myself on my Jamaican history.

original caption: African Woman....  (addit. I think this photo might actually be of a Jamaican woman ...? -J.S)

original caption: African Woman.... (addit. I think this photo might actually be of a Jamaican woman ...? -J.S)

Very stylish. She looks pissed. Probably because someone is taking her photo. Er. Um. Maybe she's feeling really happy inside.

Very stylish. She looks pissed. Probably because someone is taking her photo. Er. Um. Maybe she's feeling really happy inside.

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