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Left to right: Daughter in law of Miss Lou, Dr. Olive Heron-Coverley, Jamaican Actress, Deon Silvera, dramatist, Faith D’Aguilar, son of Miss Lou, Fabian Coverley, JCDC Speech Gold medal winner, Courtney Greaves, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019 Khamara Wright and Miss Lou’s grandson, Clayton Coverley pause to share lens at A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.

A Special Gathering – Miss Lou Centenary Floral Tribute

Please see below photos and their captions regarding the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) hosting of  A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou on Saturday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.

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The Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport lays a floral arrangement on the shrine of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou, during A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this beloved cultural icon. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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Clayton Coverley, grandson of beloved Jamaican Cultural icon, Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou, (centre) prepares to lay a floral arrangement on her shrine, during A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this beloved cultural icon. He is flanked by his father and son of Miss Lou, Fabian Coverley (right) and mother Rev. Dr. Olive Heron-Coverley (left). The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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Mini-Miss Lou in the making, JCDC Speech Gold medal winner, Courtney Greaves stares lovingly at the shrine of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou, during A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this beloved cultural icon. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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The Cari-Folk Singers perform a Miss Lou Folk Song medley during A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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The Manchinoeal Theatre Group performs a dramatic item during A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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Left to right: Daughter in law of Miss Lou, Dr. Olive Heron-Coverley, Jamaican Actress, Deon Silvera, dramatist, Faith D’Aguilar, son of Miss Lou, Fabian Coverley, JCDC Speech Gold medal winner, Courtney Greaves, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019 Khamara Wright and Miss Lou’s grandson, Clayton Coverley pause to share lens at A Special Gathering, a floral tribute in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, Miss Lou. The celebratory event was held on Miss Lou’s Birthday, September 7 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.

Born on September 7, 1919, Dr. the Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, linguist, comedienne and educator. “Miss Lou’ as she is affectionately called, is one of Jamaica’s most well-known cultural icons and pioneer of Jamaican Patois. She was a major proponent of the use of Jamaican language and lectured and performed in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, giving the Jamaican Dialect international recognition. Miss Lou authored several books of poetry and short stories including Jamaica Labrish, Anancy and Miss Lou and Aunty Roachy Seh. On Jamaica’s Independence day 2001, the Jamaican Government appointed Miss Lou as a Member of the Order of Merit for her distinguished contribution to the development of the Arts and Culture. Miss Lou died in 2006 at age 87.

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