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Norman Manley Biography
Norman Manley was one of the architects of Jamaica's independence. Manley, along with his cousin Alexander Bustamante fought for full adult suffrage in Jamaica, formed the first two political parties (the PNP and JLP respectively) and lead the country in to independence.
The young Manley was a gifted student and sportsman. He excelled at school and went on to study at Oxford university in England.
After fighting in the war and then becoming a successful lawyer he directed his efforts towards politics and the rights of Jamaican workers. He died in 1969 and has been declared one of Jamaica's National Heroes.
Full Norman Manley BiographyPart 1 - Growing up in Jamaica
Part 2 - Early Career
Part 3 - Workers' Rights
Part 4 - Formation of the PNP
Part 5 - The Fight for Independence
Part 6 - Retirement, Death and Legacy