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  • University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Emeritus, Rupert Lewis, will deliver the main address at this year’s civic ceremony commemorating the 128th anniversary of the birth of Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
  • The ceremony, under the theme: ‘Liberate the Minds of Men Through Education,’ will be held on August 17 at Lawrence Park, St. Ann’s Bay, commencing at 4:00 p.m.
  • It will also celebrate the 51st anniversary since Garvey was accorded National Hero status.

University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Emeritus, Rupert Lewis,  will deliver the main address at this year’s civic ceremony commemorating the 128th anniversary of the birth of Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

The ceremony, under the theme:  ‘Liberate the Minds of Men Through Education,’ will be held on  August 17 at Lawrence Park, St. Ann’s Bay, commencing at 4:00 p.m. It will also celebrate the 51st anniversary since Garvey was accorded National Hero status.

The annual civic ceremony, organised by the St. Ann Parish Council, is aimed at celebrating Garvey’s life and work and to keep his legacy alive.

Public and Community Relations Officer of the  Council, Kaydian Harty, told JIS News that the event is expected to attract political and civic leaders from across the parish.

She noted that Professor Lewis, who is a lecturer in the Department of Government, joins a long list of accomplished local and international speakers from academia and other fields, who have been invited to address the ceremony.

The function will include the announcement of the 2015 recipient of the Marcus Garvey Scholarship of Excellence Award.

The academic award is presented to an outstanding Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scholar, who scored grades of 90 and above, and must be registered to attend the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann.