Not only does Black History month reflect upon our great ancestors and their stories, their movements and their cause, but the trend as taken a compliment to feature influential and prominent African descents around the world today.
The lives of these individuals are recognized in the now, accolades are given in the now, instead of the posthumous assignment that we are used to. We don’t necessarily wait anymore, until an individual has passed to extend to them their due in recognition for their contributions. Which is great.
However, the truly great and self actualized will tell you that they are “so busy doing what they love that they have given little or no thought to recognition coming their way.” (Define humble and selfless please?)
In all this fun and parade, Jamaica has their own reservoir of icon greats. People whose lives and stories make one look and say, “this person makes me feel like I too can be great.” And that is the benefit of living in a country with great people. Every individual having that potential in them to be great, in their own unique way.