Jamaican Gentlemen @ The Good Men Project


For a revolutionary generation of young Jamaican men, the strong and available role models looked like the enemy.

I count myself among the fortunate to have known a few people who have been my Morning Stars or heroes: Dennis Scott, friend and mentor; Melvyn Smith, family friend and supervisor, and James Carnegie, teacher and scholar.
These three men personified what it meant to be, as Mr. Carnegie often reminded me at Jamaica College, a “Jamaican gentleman.” That phrase stuck with me. As someone who came of age in post-Independence Jamaica, I grew up in revolutionary times in which the idea of resistance, especially to British colonialism, became my raison d’être.
Read more at http://goodmenproject.com/mentoring-and-volunteering/the-good-life-jamaican-gentlemen/#TdEG6Ctfl64PeI8K.99 



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