Nanny and her brothers ran away and escaped from their torturous slavery at the plantation. They led several revolts across Jamaica. Queen Nanny was a well-respected, intelligent spiritual leader who was instrumental in organizing the plans to free slaves. For over 30 years she freed almost 1000 slaves and helped them settle into these new Maroon communities.
She defeated the British forces that enslaved them in many battles. Despite repeated attacks from the British soldiers on Grandy Nanny’s settlement which was formed in her honor and called Nanny Town, it remained under Maroon control for years with successful defenses. The school system won’t tell you about the Legendary Queen Nanny, but she is referred to as the “Mother Of Jamaica” and known as a true Hero and Leader. SanCopha Salute!