Alexander Bedward

Alexander Bedward

Between 1891 and 1921, Alexander Bedward, an African-Jamaican healer, led the Jamaica Baptist Free Church in August Town, Jamaica, on the Hope River. Born in 1848 or 1850 at the present Matilda’s Corner, then part of Hope Plantation in St. Andrew Parish, Bedward...
The Honorable Marcus Garvey

The Honorable Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), an African man from the West Indies, was one of the first to articulate the concept of African nationalism – of black people returning to Africa, the continent of their forefathers, to build a great nation of their own. Garvey...
Ras Leonard Percival Howell – The First Rasta.

Ras Leonard Percival Howell – The First Rasta.

Ras Leonard Percival Howell was born June 16, 1898 in the Parish of Clarendon Jamaica, West Indies. He died on February 25, 1981 in Kingston, Jamaica.  Known as The Gong or G.G. Gangunguru  Maragh (for Gong Guru) he was a Jamaican religious figure. According to his...
Ras Mortimo St George Planno

Ras Mortimo St George Planno

Mortimo St George Planno was born 6th  September 1929; married (two sons, one daughter); Transition to the realm of ancestor in Kingston, Jamaica 5 March 2006. Mortimo Planno  aka Kumi was one of the most revered figures of the RasTafari movement. Crucial to the early...
Ras Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert

Ras Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert

Ras Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert was born 1894 and died September 18, 1986. Along with Leonard Howell, Archibald Dunkley, and Robert Hinds, he was one of the first preachers of the Ras Tafari movement in Jamaica following the coronation of Ras Tafari as Emperor Haile...