The legacy of Jamaica’s first National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, will be protected through the establishment of a museum in the northern parish of Ann.
According to Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange, the museum will be located in the parish where the National Hero spent his formative years before becoming one of the world’s most influential leaders.
To capture all aspects of Garvey’s life
Grange who was speaking at a recent ceremony to mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of Garvey, said the museum will capture all aspects of his life, adding that it will be spearheaded by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), with support from her ministry and other state agencies.
Land earmarked for museums location
She said the occupants of the land which has been earmarked for the location of the museum will be relocated, and there will be a major public education drive to promote the facility.
“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.