On This Day in Jamaican History: Nelson Mandela & Jamaica

 

The late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (l), with the late former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley (r) - Photo courtesy of JIS

The late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (l), with the late former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley (r) – Photo courtesy of JIS

On July 24, 1991 Nelson  Mandela visited Jamaica. This article by Michael Burke in the Jamaican Observer provides an eye witness account of the visit and the enthusiasm of the Jamaican people.

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