Nanny: The Ashanti Woman who ended up as Freedom Fighter and Hero in Jamaica

The Ashanti woman who ended up as a freedom fighter and hero in Jamaica. (Gyama ya ka ha). This statue is located in Emancipation Park, New Kingston, Jamaica.

Queen Nanny (Nana) of the Maroons.
She was a former slave stolen from the Ashanti Tribe, brought to Jamaica during the late 1700s. Maroons were escaped slaves who formed their own independent settlements. She and her four Brothers who were Maroon leaders escaped their plantation and hide in the mountains and jungles in Jamaica.
They created a village in the Blue Mountains where they took slaves after they raided numerous plantations. Nanny is credited with freeing over 1,000 slaves.
Maroon in Latin means wolf. The Spanish called these free slaves “Maroons,” a word derived from “Cimarron,” which means “fierce”
“Anywhere Asante goes, it will shine” – Komfo Anokye.
Anywhere we step our feet, our presence must be felt by all. We were born freedom fighters. The kind of spirit our ancestors placed in us, only the “Sikadwa Kofi” can tell. It is a resilient spirit.
Black Power, Salute the Queen.
Piawwwwwww!!!
Nanny: The Ashanti Woman who ended up as Freedom Fighter and Hero in Jamaica
Nanny: The Ashanti Woman who ended up as Freedom Fighter and Hero in Jamaica
Nanny: The Ashanti Woman who ended up as Freedom Fighter and Hero in Jamaica
Nanny: The Ashanti Woman who ended up as Freedom Fighter and Hero in Jamaica
Source: African Full Facts.

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