Wednesday, February 21, 2018

To free the future*


In responding to Dool Hanomansingh's, “Painting the history of Trinidad black” (Express, December 6 ), Dr Claudius Fergus observed, “for a writer who appeals to Beckles and Kambon to respect the facts of history, Hanomansingh is most reckless with facts of any kind.”

Among the things that concerned the former UWI History Department chair was a paragraph which called on Prof Hilary Beckles to denounce, “the fact” that Blacks in Trinidad “enslaved the First Peoples” and protested when the Spanish governor decided to free them, forcing him to “give way to them while the Spanish and others had to free their Amerindian slaves.”

 

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