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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