Norman Manley Biography
Biography Part 6 - Retirement, Death and Legacy
Norman Manley retired from politics due to respiratory illness on 4 July 1969 (his 76th birthday). Manley's son, Michael Manley then became the leader of the PNP and went on to lead the party to election victory in 1972, 1976 and 1989. Norman Manley died on 2 September 1969.
In recognition of his life's work he was declared a National Hero - Jamaica's highest honour. Manley was buried in National Heroes Park in Kingston, his tomb being decorated by renowned Jamaican sculptor, Christopher Gonzales. A monument stands to Norman Manley at his birthplace in Roxborough, Manchester. Manley's insignia adorns the Jamaican five dollar coin.Previous: The Fight for Independence
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