John Russwurm was born in 1799 in Port Antonio,
That year, his father sent him to a formal school located in
After the family's relocation Russwurm attended
After graduating from college, he moved to
From reading anti-slavery newspapers, he became interested in journalism. Russwurm liked the way people expressed themselves to the community, but he didn't know how far his journalism interest would take him in life. Soon, he got an idea. He decided to create his own abolitionist newspaper.
The name of the paper was Freedom's Journal. Among all of his writers, he himself had the most articles published. Russwurm always took his time on his articles; to make them as full and lengthy as possible. His paper was the only one in circulation run entirely by African Americans. Of all the abolitionist newspapers, Freedom's Journal was named the most successful. Due to such a high demand, Russwurm and his crew of writers worked late and hard to ship the newspapers all over the
John got a job offer in 1829 for a post in the organization for Pan-Africanism, at the colony of
The first thing that John Russwurm did when he arrived in
Taking on the Post
After his language school, he immediately went to work at his post. Russwurm's new post was located in the
Russwurm pushed and stayed strong during his time on post. In 1851, John Russwurm died while still on post. There is a statue of John Russwurm at his burial site at Harper,
See you in Jamaica.