The Morant Bay Rebel-Lion In The Year1865
Posted By: Ras Marcus In Response To: Re: Their Apprenticeship System Was just Criminal (Ras Howard Henry)
Date: Wednesday, 29 February 2012, at 7:44 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Their Apprenticeship System Was just Criminal (Ras Howard Henry)
On the 7th of October in the year 1865 a blackman from the free village was taken before the court for unjust reasons, in Morant Bay in the Island of Jamaica, Paul Bogle and other people from the free villages, also appeared in court with the intention of defending this man from the unjust proceedings of the magistrate.
Paul Bogle and his people from Stony Gut and other areas had had enough of the downpression which were being hand down to black people over along period of many years, and they have decided that they must put stoppage to it or else it would never stop.
While this man was being put on trial, a large number of black people marched into the court house and disrupted the trial.The police tried to arrest one of the men who shouting for Justice so loud, that the court trial was disruppted but the crowd rushed in and rescue the man from being arrested.and gave the police man a very good beaten. There were some shouting concerning the verdict in the case. So, one slave master who owned five plantations, sent a batch of police men to arrest Paul Bogle and his people.
When the police arrived at Stony Gut to have Bogle and his people arrested, some one blow a conk shell as a signal that the enemies are here, and a large number of black people gathered around with Guns, cutlasses, pick axes and bayonets, sticks and whatever could be used as a weapon in an uprising. They then put the police men in hand cuffs, and had them took a oath, on the bible,that they would leave the slave master and join in with their own black people in the uprising. It was clear that the intention of Bogle and his people was to try to unite all black people, because they who took the oath,was set free.
The next day Bogle and his men marched into Morant Bay playing their drums, blowing conk shells and shouting Cleave to the blacks, color for color, when they reached the court house, that same slave master who had ordered the police to arrest Bogle and his people, was trembling as he was about to read the riot act, but before he was able to order the police to shoot, Bogle and his people sorounded the court house, and he killed and his assistant got roasted in the fire which was set to the court house.
Bogle then left some of his people in charge of the town and he and others went to other estates to liberate the his people, singing songs of deliverance. Now before Paul Bogle started this uprising, he went to the Maroons and asked them to be on his side, because, he was aware that they were always figthing for the british slave masters whenever there was an uprising in Jamaica, but whar did they do, the same thing which they always did, they were called out by the slave masters and were promised a reward for capturinmg Bogle, and for helping to crush the uprising. Paul Bogle was captured by the so called Maroons, while he was sitting under a tree, eating a piece of sugar cane, while they killed and captured as many of their own black people as they could, just to please the European slave masters.
In the end, more than 1000, black people were rounded up and hanged, 400 were whipped, thousands of black people's dwellings were burned to the ground, Paul Bogle and William Gordon were hanged. William Gordon was in Kingston when the riots took place, but he was taken to Morant Bay and hanged, just because he was always speaking against the downpressing of the poor black people. So, as you can see, the Maroons were active in crushing every uprisings and betraying their own people, from Sam Sharpe, to Tacky to Paul Bogle for some kind of reward. Maybe that is why we are in the condition that we are in today because we are always betraying each other for the slave masters. They is more detail but this is all for now.
Take the best care of yourself and your people.
Maroon No No No.
Coromantee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE.
Baba Ras Marcus.
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