Symposium on Morant Bay rebellion today
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will be hosting a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in St Thomas. Titled 'War Dung a Monkland!: The Morant Bay Rebellion and its Aftermath', the symposium will be held at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The symposium will highlight various events surrounding the Morant Bay Rebellion, conditions in the island which spurred the revolt, and the resulting socio-economic transitions. Speakers will include lecturers Dr Clinton Hutton, Dr Swithin Wilmot and research officer Marcella Grizzle.