Queen Nanny

7 Oct

Nanny (also known as Nanny of the Maroons, Queen Nanny and Granny Nanny), a National Hero of Jamaica, was a well-known leader of the Maroons of Jamaica. As a revolt leader, she aided in the defeat of the British army in several battles. Nanny was very adept at organizing plans to free slaves. Over the span of 50 years, Nanny has been credited with freeing over 800 slaves. Nanny also helped these slaves remain free and healthy due to her vast knowledge of herbs and her role as a spiritual leader.

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