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E. Katie Holm, “Nanny of the Maroons: Jamaica, c. 1680 — c. 1750,” part of the series Women Warriors, 2011 Nanny of the Maroons was a Jamaican spiritual leader who fought against British slave trading during the eighteenth century. An expert strategist, Nanny implemented the use of camouflage and guerilla warfare to protect her people…

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The First Maroon War In 1739, the Jamaican Maroons were the first enslaved Africans to win their freedom from European slave masters. During the First Maroon War, they fought and escaped slavery and established free communities in the mountainous interior of the island. For 76 years, there were periodic skirmishes between the British and the […]

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Assorted cacao fruits on the tree -- Theobroma cacao -- also cacao tree and cocoa tree, is a small (4–8 m (13–26 ft) tall) evergreen tree in the family Sterculiaceae (alternatively Malvaceae), native to the deep tropical region of the Americas. Its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (1907-1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now".

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Jamaican-born chess player Maurice Ashley became the first Black Grandmaster in 1999. That same year, he opened the Harlem Chess Center, where he began coaching young chess players #blackhistory #chess #Jamaica http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Ashley

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