Before his death from cancer in 1981 at age 36, #Marley
received The United Nations #Peace
Medal of the Third World in 1978.
certainly continues to inspire and influence music, #fashion, #politics
around the world.
Bob was bullied and derogatorily nicknamed “White Boy” by his neighbors. However, he later said the experience helped him develop this #philosophy:
I’m not on the white man’s side, or the black man’s side. I’m on God’s side.” When he was a small child, Marley seemed to have a knack for spooking people by successfully predicting their futures by #reading
He produced a string of #politically
charged albums that reflected the keen social #consciousness
that came to define his lyrics. He wrote about the soaring unemployment, rationed food supplies and pervasive political violence he saw in Jamaica, which transformed him into an influential #culturalicon
#bobmarley #reggae #blackisbeautiful #africandiaspora