Nanny of the Maroons

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Nanny of the Maroons

In Jamaica, the $500 note is colloquially known as the “Nanny”. Its namesake is Queen Nanny, an eighteenth-century West African woman who not only escaped slavery herself but raised a fearsome army known as the Maroons, freeing other enslaved Africans and waging a guerrilla war against British colonisers. Her story has become synonymous with freedom […]

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Nanny of the Maroons