Today in History–May 3–the Library of Congress features the island of Jamaica, first spotted by Christopher Columbus on this day in 1494. This Caribbean nation won its independence from Great Britain in 1962 but is still a member of the British commonwealth. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to Jamaica.
Jamaica profile BBC
Jamaica timeline BBC
Jamaica primary source set from the World Digital Library
Miss Ginger from Jamaica sheet music
Jamaican scholar and novelist John Hearne reading from his prose audio recording
Life histories related to Jamaica transcripts
Oral histories mentioning Jamaica from the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training