Quamina

Quamina Gladstone
Quamina Gladstone (1778 – 16 September 1823), most often referred to simply as Quamina, was a Guianese slave, a Coromantee, who was father of Jack Gladstone.wikipedia
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Demerara rebellion of 1823

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He and his son were involved in the Demerara rebellion of 1823, one of the largest slave revolts in the British colonies before slavery was abolished.
Instigated chiefly by Jack Gladstone, a slave at "Success" plantation, the rebellion also involved his father, Quamina, and other senior members of their church group.

Coromantee

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Quamina Gladstone (1778 – 16 September 1823), most often referred to simply as Quamina, was a Guianese slave, a Coromantee, who was father of Jack Gladstone.
Names of some notable Coromantee leaders — such as Cudjoe, Cuffy, and Quamina — correspond to the Akan day names Kojo, Kwame, Kofi, and Kwamena, respectively.

Jack Gladstone

Quamina Gladstone (1778 – 16 September 1823), most often referred to simply as Quamina, was a Guianese slave, a Coromantee, who was father of Jack Gladstone.
Jack and his father, Quamina, an African-born enslaved carpenter, lived and worked on Success plantation in Demerara.

Demerara

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Quamina was a carpenter who lived and worked on the "Success" plantation in Demerara. In 1985 the post-independence Guyana renamed Murray Street in Georgetown – named for former Demerara Lieutenant Governor John Murray (1813–1824) who was in charge of the colony during the unrest and rebellion – Quamina Street in his honour.

John Smith (missionary)

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When Wray was sent to nearby Berbice in 1816, his replacement John Smith was equally impressed by Quamina's qualities.

British Guiana

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Quamina Gladstone (1778 – 16 September 1823), most often referred to simply as Quamina, was a Guianese slave, a Coromantee, who was father of Jack Gladstone.

Slave rebellion

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He and his son were involved in the Demerara rebellion of 1823, one of the largest slave revolts in the British colonies before slavery was abolished.

Crown colony

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He and his son were involved in the Demerara rebellion of 1823, one of the largest slave revolts in the British colonies before slavery was abolished.

Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet

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He was a carpenter by trade, and worked on an estate owned by Sir John Gladstone.

Georgetown, Guyana

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He is considered a national hero in Guyana, and there are streets in the capital Georgetown and the village of Beterverwagting on the East Coast Demerara named after him.

London Missionary Society

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He attended services at the Bethel Chapel of the London Missionary Society on neighbouring Le Resouvenir plantation when the chapel opened in 1808.

Berbice

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When Wray was sent to nearby Berbice in 1816, his replacement John Smith was equally impressed by Quamina's qualities.

Deacon

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One of five slaves elected deacon by the congregation in 1817, Quamina became Smith's personal favourite, and was highly trusted by John Smith and his wife, Jane.

Freedman

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Quamina had many wives, but he cohabited for twenty years with Peggy, a free woman.

Saint Lucia

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Jack Gladstone was sold and deported to Saint Lucia.

Abolitionism

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The rebellion helped bring attention to the plight of sugar plantation slaves, accelerating the full abolition of slavery.

John Murray (colonial administrator)

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In 1985 the post-independence Guyana renamed Murray Street in Georgetown – named for former Demerara Lieutenant Governor John Murray (1813–1824) who was in charge of the colony during the unrest and rebellion – Quamina Street in his honour.

List of abolitionists

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