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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:51 AM

Garveyite Queen Mother Marianne Samad died at 99

Jamaica’s best-known link to National Hero Marcus Garvey, Queen Mother Marianne Samad, passed away on Thursday, September 5 — only three days after celebrating her 99th birthday.

She was well respected and admired by Garveyites, pan-Africanists, and Rastafarians in Jamaica and those in the African diaspora; and she will be missed by all who saw her as a shining example of and link to one of Jamaica’s most beloved sons.”

Sister Samad was born in New York, United States to staunch Garveyites who raised her in keeping with Garvey’s philosophy of black self-pride, African nationalism, and economic self-reliance.

When she married Clarence Thomas, a Jamaican who had moved to the United States, she was already a member of the Garvey Legion.
She lived here for years - used to see her in the supermarket and at Garvey events.

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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 11:11 AM

1. She searched for justice in this world.

May her soul reach a place where righteousness is what matters.

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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 11:17 AM

2. That she did

Just listened to a beautiful tribute to her on local radio - she was very well known in the US, the Caribbean and several countries in Africa. She was actually a regular on that Running African program on Irie fm for several years.

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