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 Jamaicans should know their country’s history
Imperialism, European Colonialism, Indentureship as well as African slavery
Centuries ago when our ancestors were trapped in misery     
The days when our country was once ruled by the Spaniards
Natives of Spain
Dela Vega city, Sevilla la Nueva are few cities remembered in our brain
They tortured the peaceful Amerindians with hard labour and pain
We should always remember the days when our country was governed by the British colony      
A country that trapped our ancestors in agony
Once ruled by the mother country England 
White slave masters force their traditions, values and culture on our land
We fought for justice
We fought for freedom
We fought for the end of slavery
All of these were done through our national hero’s courage and bravery.      

Demeter Edwards

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