Alexander Bustamante’s amazing revolutionary afro, 1953

They made Busta Chief Minister of Jamaica and just nine years later in 1962, we got Independence. With this hair, the British had no choice.

After travelling the world, including working as a policeman in Cuba and as a dietician in a New York City hospital, he returned to Jamaica in 1932 and became a leader of the struggle against colonial rule. He first brought himself to public attention as a writer of letters to the Daily Gleaner newspaper.

An interesting life…