Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!
Today, the first emancipated flag was raised in Jamaica. We proudly celebrate our 57th year of Independence by bringing you actual footage from this historic moment in Jamaica, on August 6th, 1962.
“Jamaica was the happiest island in all the Caribbean. Kingston was in holiday mood and the whole population hung out their flags, and metaphorically threw their hats in the air.”
Many thanks to British Pathé for putting together this amazing clip.
Happy Independence day, Jamaica 🇯🇲. One love.