Norman Manley's 125th

Monday, July 16, 2018

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ROXBOROUGH, Manchester - July 4 marked the birth date of National Hero Norman Washington Manley.

For the occasion, the Manchester Municipal Corporation collaborated with the Manchester Cultural Development Committee to host the annual commemoration civic ceremony in the Roxborough community, where he was born.

This year was the 125th anniversary of the birth of the national hero and, as is customary, guests included members of adjoining communities, students and political representatives.

Manley, top athlete, soldier, lawyer and advocate, was the first president of the People's National Party (PNP), 1938-1969, and premier of Jamaica, 1955-62. He has been hailed for his leading role in the development of the PNP and his significant impact on the Jamaican society leading up to and after political independence in 1962.

Among the ways his memory is kept alive today is through a museum on site at Roxborough.

Here are photo highlights from the ceremony.

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