Quietly Heroic – Guyana’s Stephen Campbell

Amerindian Heritage Month – September 2013 

Quietly Heroic – Guyana’s Stephen Campbell

Published on Sep 2, 2013 – by Errol Brewster

‘Quietly Heroic’ is a remembrance of the 1st Arawak Parliamentarian in Guyana – Stephen Campbell, in celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month 2013. In it his daughter – the noted Guyanese woman painter and potter – The Late Stephanie Correia, paints with poems, paintings and recollections an intimate portrait of her father as a private family man, whilst colleagues and opponents of his tell of his political character, his struggles and achievements.

The programme, composed from footage taken in 1998, echoes the call of the Amerindian community for a national holiday on 10th September, to commemorate Stephen Campbell’s formal entry in 1957 into the Legislative Council as a representative for the the North West District.

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  • regalq  On 09/09/2013 at 8:01 pm

    I am proud to be related to Stephen Campbell my grandmother Veronica Rodrigues from Cocal landing Santa Rosa were related to him indeed he was the first Ameriandian to have held such a prestigues job he asw well educated brilliant and talented and knowledge and care for his people and humanity in general…Yvonne De clou

  • Karen Gomes  On 08/07/2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would also like to mention that Stephen Campbell was a father to eight children one of whom is my mother Carol Vieira. Carol spent the better part of her youth teaching and developing the Amerindian education system in the Rupununi, a calling she truly loved and is very proud of. There is also another sibling David whose music still resonates with the Amerindians of Guyana.Stephen Campbell’s legacy still lives on through his children.

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