PHOTO: Requiem from George William Gordon

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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On the eve of Jamaica's celebration of Heritage Week and National Heroes' Day, columnist Lance Neita spotlights admittedly one of his favourite heroes — George William Gordon. He recognises the struggle Gordon fought and highlights how different the assault on injustice was for this member of the Jamaican Assembly against the others with physical fights at a different strata. Neita focuses on Gordon's letter to his wife — required reading says Neita — written on the night before his execution, and posits that it serves as his own requiem. Read his own eulogy to Gordon on Page 8 of The Agenda.

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