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Jamaicans Recognize 'Emancipation Day'

Emanicipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.  Have no fear for atomic energy cause none of them can stop the time ~Bob Marley

When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end.  Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a new style capitalism rendered slavery obsolete or incompatible with British industrial society, or whether the merging of philanthropy with evangelical religion helped to frame an idealogy that was antagonistic to slavery...more

Jamaican leaders have called for unity and respect for human rights in their Emancipation Day messages..Jamaica Observer

Every one is crying out for peace none is crying out for justice ~Peter Tosh~