Part Three: The Legacy of Walter Rodney

Another great post on Walter Rodney by Rosaliene Bacchus,

Three Worlds One Vision

Walter A Rodney - A Promise of Revolution - Edited by Clairmont ChungWalter Rodney (1942-1980)
Photo Credit: Monthly Review Press

Walter Rodney was born on March 23, 1942 into a working-class family in what was then known as British Guiana. His father was a tailor and his mother a housewife and seamstress: descendants of African slaves brought to the colony (1633-1834).

Rodney grew up at a time when the major ethnic groups, the Africans and Indians – descendants of indentured laborers from India (1838-1917) – were united in their struggle for self-rule. Formed in 1950 during the Cold War (1947-1991), the colony’s Socialist People’s Progressive Party raised concern in Washington DC, USA. In response, Britain suspended the Constitution of British Guiana in 1953, setting into motion events that racially divided the population.

The workers’ united front for self-rule left its mark on the young Rodney. With his father involved in the formation of the party, he helped with door-to-door distribution of party…

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  • Noel Samaroo  On March 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    KOjo

    On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM, Guyanese Online wrote:

    > guyaneseonline posted: “Another great post on Walter Rodney by > Rosaliene Bacchus,”

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