Celebrated Marcus Garvey Historian, Dr. Tony Martin, Dies in Trinidad

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Dr. Tony Martin, former professor emeritus at Wellesley College, died Jan. 17 at West Shore Medical Hospital, Trinidad.

Trinidadian-born Martin taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Cipriani Labour College, Trinidad, and St. Mary’s College,Trinidad. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, Brown University, and The Colorado College. He also spent a year as an honorary research fellow at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Professor Martin has written, compiled or edited 14 books including “Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present” (2012) published by Pearson Education; “Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Mrs. Marcus Garvey No. 1, Or, A Tale of Two Amies” (2007); “Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance (1983)”; and the classic study of the Garvey movement, “Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association” (1976)…

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