Bob Marley’s father was a Caucasian, Norval Sinclair Marley, and was 60 years old when his son Bob Marley was born.
On this day in a village named Nine Mile on Jamaica, Bob Marley, full name Nesta Robert Marley, was born. Interestingly, his father was a Caucasian, Norval Sinclair Marley, and he was a captain in the Royal Marines as well as a plantation overseer.
When his son was born he was already 60 years old, and died 10 years later. Bob Marley was raised by his mother Cedella who was African-American. Although she raised him as a Catholic, Marley became a Rastafarian already in his youth.
The Rastafari movement was originally a worship of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as the God incarnate (Ras Tafari was Haile Selassie’s name before he became emperor, where the Ras is a title of nobility, such as Duke). The goal of the Rastafari movement is the return of Jamaican people of the black race to their ancestral homeland of Africa (“Zion”) and rejection of the West (“Babylon”).