Dr. Walter Rodney – (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) – 8 videos autoplay

Dr. Walter Rodney – (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980)

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Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) was a prominent Guyanese historian, political activist and preeminent scholar, who was assassinated in Guyana in 1980.

 

Career               

Rodney earned a PhD in African History in 1966 at the School of Oriental and African Studies in LondonEngland, at the age of 24. His dissertation, which focused on the slave trade on the Upper Guinea Coast, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1970 under the title A History of the Upper Guinea Coast 1545-1800 and was widely acclaimed for its originality in challenging the conventional wisdom on the topic.Born into a working-class family, Walter Anthony Rodney was a very bright student, attending Queen’s College in the then British Guiana (now Guyana), where he became a champion debater and athlete, and then attending university on a scholarship at theUniversity College of the West Indies (UCWI) in Jamaica, graduating in 1963 with a first-class degree in History, thereby winning the Faculty of Arts prize.   [Read more]

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    June 13, 1980, marks the day our hopes were shattered for healing the divide among our peoples.

    Today, Rodney’s unresolved assassination stands in the way of reconciliation.

  • Cliff Thomas  On June 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Yes Rosa, Rodney’s unresolved assassination stands in the way of reconciliation before men but not before GOD.

  • needybad4u - Leonard Dabydeen  On June 15, 2013 at 1:12 am

    The death of Dr. Walter Rodney on June 13,1980 remains a mystery. Let us hope that an International Commission of Inquiry will be able to unfold this mystery into reality as to who were responsible for Dr. Rodney’s death. Within the span of 33 years apparently too many dead authority- figures have untold information of historical importance for the world, regarding the bomb that exploded and killed Dr. Rodney: President-for-Life Forbes Samson Burnham, Army Officer Gregory Smith, President Dr. Cheddi Jagan …

    Show Me

    Show me the hands
    that gifted me a bomb
    that closed the doors of my life
    just show me
    how they wrecked my freedom
    my voice
    echoing
    for working people
    yesterday
    today
    tomorrow
    show me the lines
    in the palm
    of their hands.

  • francis jackson  On October 2, 2013 at 7:49 am

    very good comment Rosaliene –

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