An Old-Timer from the Imperial Colonies

From the YouTube Jamaican History – The Real Account – From An Old Jamaican Man


Jamaican History – The Real Account From A 98 Year Old Jamaican Man (Kenneth Brewster, aka Coaley)! Turn up your speakers please.

This is the first time I’ve actually interviewed someone on this subject – And the fact it is with a poor, simple 98 year old Jamaican man made this even more special, more authentic and, to be quite honest with you, a bit emotional for me.

He shared reflections on, among other things:

His migration from Kingston (Whitehall Avenue) to St. Elizabeth.

Life on the plantation (including food, meal, punishment)

The 1938 sugar riot

The 1951 August flood

Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley

Housing at the time

Clothes and shoes

His wish for the future of Jamaica etc.

You can read the entire commentary here:…

I know: according to history, slavery in Jamaica ended on 1834.

But there’s a living witness that says otherwise.

I wasn’t there. He was.

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