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

Eric_Williams

“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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