10.17.2014

Farrakhan arrives in Jamaica for 19th anniversary celebration of the Million Man March; draws inspiration from Jamaica's national heroes


(Source: JamaicaObserver.com) NATION of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan yesterday visited National Heroes Park in Kingston to lay wreaths at the monuments of the country's national heroes.

Farrakhan, who is in the island for Sunday's 19th anniversary celebration of the Million Man March,' which he started, said it was an honour for him to visit the site as the heroes have been a inspiration to him and a major influence on his life's journey.

"To visit the tomb of those who have passed on, whose memories some may forget but whose legacy the wise will always remember, is an honour," declared Farrakhan.

The Nation of Islam leader said that he was inspired, in particular, by the teachings of Marcus Garvey — Jamaica's first national hero and leader of the renowned United Negro Improvement Association.

"Mr Garvey said to look for him, he will be back in the whirlwind and we represent that whirlwind," said Farrakhan, as he addressed scores of people, including schoolchildren, who had gathered at National Heroes Park. [Read More]