Marcus Garvey Museum Set To Be Established In St Ann

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, recently revealed that the legacy of Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, will be protected through the establishment of a museum in St Ann.

Speaking on August 17 at a ceremony in St Ann’s Bay, St Ann, to mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of Garvey, the minister said the museum will be established at the location where the national Hero spent his formative years before becoming one of the world’s most influential leaders.

“This development will be supported by public education on the life of young Garvey intertwined with the history of St Ann’s Bay, which will form the backdrop of this transformative man. The boyhood home of the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey will create a live museum with household furniture and other exhibits used during the period Garvey resided there…The research is on-going,” the minister said.

Grange said the museum will provide economic opportunities for members of the community, such as walking tours, among other activities.

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