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User Image livingakashi Posted: Apr 19, 2018 2:40 PM (UTC)

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User Image __missmurray Posted: Apr 9, 2018 3:21 PM (UTC)
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User Image themillennialja Posted: Apr 2, 2018 5:24 PM (UTC)

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#Womenshistorymonth has ended but Jamaica's only female National Hero and my personal SHEro that I try to channel with each step I take will always be beloved. Nanny of the Maroons is a symbol of the African heritage and raw strength that Jamaica once had. A woman who defended her people with dignity and who's truth is still a mystery to most of the population. We've heard so much about her but truly know so little about the power she really possessed and what circumstances she came from. Colonizers feared her. Our people loved her. She led rebellions and stood for nothing less than our freedom. Freedom we are still fighting for. Honestly celebration for Our SHEro should be year-round, a force we still need to guide us as a people💛🖤💚 #Nannyofthemaroons #Jamaican #jamaica #SHEro #nationalheros #HERstory #Africanwomen #jamaicanhistory #jamaicanwomen #onecaribbean
User Image seanpaulanthony Posted: Mar 26, 2018 5:09 PM (UTC)

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She was born into the #Fantepeople in what is today #Ghana , and escaped from #slavery after being #transported to #Jamaica .

#Historical #documents refer to her as the "#rebels ' old '#obeah ' #woman ." Following some armed confrontations, #colonial officials reached a settlement for #peace . They legally granted "#Nanny and the people now residing with her and their heirs ... a certain parcel of #Land containing five hundred #acres in the parish of #Portland ...".#NannyTown was founded on this land but was #destroyed during the First #MaroonWar in 1734. Another #Maroon town was founded by survivors and later known as #MooreTown .#Genocide #BlackMenAreDead #Heroine
User Image lsp_onthego Posted: Mar 24, 2018 1:49 PM (UTC)

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Nanny was a leader of the Maroons at the beginning of the 18th century. She was known by both the Maroons and the British settlers as an outstanding military leader who became, in her lifetime and after, a symbol of unity and strength for her people during times of crisis.

She was particularly important to them in the fierce fight with the British, during the First Maroon War from 1720 to 1739. Although she has been immortalized in songs and legends, certain facts about Nanny (or “Granny Nanny”, as she was affectionately known) have also been documented.

Both legends and documents refer to her as having exceptional leadership qualities. She was a small, wiry woman with piercing eyes. Her influence over the Maroons was so strong, that it seemed to be supernatural and was said to be connected to her powers of obeah. She was particularly skilled in organizing the guerilla warfare carried out by the Eastern Maroons to keep away the British troops who attempted to penetrate the mountains to overpower them.

Her cleverness in planning guerilla warfare confused the British and their accounts of the fights reflect the surprise and fear which the Maroon traps caused among them.

Besides inspiring her people to ward off the troops, Nanny was also a type of chieftainess or wise woman of the village, who passed down legends and encouraged the contin uation of customs, music and songs, that had come with the people from Africa, and which instilled in them confidence and pride. On March 31, 1982 the Right Excellent Nanny of the Maroons was conferred the Order of the National Hero as per Government Notice 23 Jamaica Gazette along with Sam Sharpe.
User Image aichamckenzie Posted: Mar 16, 2018 10:05 PM (UTC)

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Heres to the Fearless Black Female Warrior QUEEN NANNY of the Maroons. A symbol of unity and strength for her people in the fight with the British. A spirit of freedom. Nanny was sold into slavery and shipped from West Africa (some say the Ashanti tribe in Ghana) to Jamaica where she later escaped and led the Maroons a guerrilla warfare and liberal community of post African slaves who escaped captivity on the plantations and united to form independent settlements in the 17th Century. The war which lasted from 1720 to 1739. Her influence over the Maroons was so strong some described her as supernatural with her exceptional leadership and organising skills, her cleverness that confused the British army and trapped them in their attempts to penetrate the mountains to overpower them. Nanny was also known be a practitioner of Obeah a folk magic based on West African influences. Her successful raids to free other slaves accounted to almost 1000 in her lifetime. The plantations were losing slaves and their tools and crops were burned by the Maroons who demanded the colonial authorities to act. When nanny wasn't strategically fighting the British she did farming and trading peacefully with her Maroon neighbours. What a boss!!! 🙌🏾 We can all learn from Nanny 🇯🇲#nannyofthemaroons #shero #jamaicanheros #warriorqueen #blackexcellence
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User Image blackhistoryactivitybooks Posted: Mar 9, 2018 5:18 PM (UTC)

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User Image storyandmyth Posted: Mar 11, 2018 2:23 PM (UTC)
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The song is sung by a maroon girl named Hope, she says she learns songs from her elders and her ancestors, she says the songs come to her in dreams and then she teaches the rest of the community. The maroons say she is a reincarnation of Nanny.
I heard a story once from a maroon woman about the blessing bead seeds, that during times of war with the British redcoats the maroons would hide their children in caves leaving a trail of the beads on the forest floor. After the war they would follow the trail of seeds to where their children were safely located. The maroons I met confirmed the story as true.
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