History Provides the Blueprint – Dr Eric Williams of Trinidad/Tobago – Full Documentary video


“History Provides the Blueprint” explores the life of Dr. Eric E. Williams and the legacy of the Eric Williams Memorial Collection (EWMC).
Dr. Williams was the first Afro-Caribbean to graduate from Oxford with a Ph.D. in 1938. Author of the still controversial book “Capitalism and Slavery”, this scholar-turned-statesman became the first prime minister of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. His contribution in establishing a nation out of its British colonial roots, and in valuing the role of national education remain two of his many significant imprints.
The EWMC is the Anglophone Caribbean’s first-ever research library, archives and museum.
The full video’s inaugural screening on September 25, 2008 – which would have been Dr. Williams’ 97th birthday – was the highlight of the EWMC fundraising event, “Decade of Achievement: 1998 – 2008.” It was held in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.  See video link below:….

View the video at this link: http://vimeo.com/14099323

Also read: Eric Williams – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Williams  Wikipedia
For other uses, see Eric Williams (disambiguation). … Dr. Eric Eustace Williams … 3.1 Entry into nationalist politics in Trinidad and Tobago; 3.2 Federation and …


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  • de Castro compton  On 09/04/2014 at 10:14 am

    Thanks Cyril that was an inspirational reminder of how important history is in our identity….cultural enlightenment !

    Eric Williams was one of our finest ‘statesmen’ ….
    May he live on in the minds and hearts of all who
    choose to be ‘public servants” politicians’….
    Respect !

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