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Caribbean greats that made history

W. Arthur Lewis


Sir William Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano, known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa, was a freed slave of Igbo extraction from the eastern part of present-day Nigeria, who supported the British movement to end the slave trade

Henri Christophe

Former President of Haiti

Henri Christopher 6 October 1767 – 8 October 1820; used the anglicized version of Henry Christopher was a former slave of Bambara ethnicity, and perhaps of Ibo descent, and key leader in the Haitian

Claudia Jones


Claudia Jones, née Claudia Vera Cumberbatch, was a Trinidad-born journalist and activist. As a child, she migrated with her family to the US, where she became a political activist and black nationalist … Wikipedia

Born: 21 February 1915, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Died: 24 December 1964, London

Buried: Highgate Cemetery, London

Frantz Fanon


Frantz Omar Fanon was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism

Paul Bogle


Paul Bogle was a Jamaican Baptist deacon and activist. He is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay protesters, who marched for justice and fair treatment for all the people in Jamaica.

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