Professor Tony Martin Dies at 70


Prof Tony Martin's Send-Off
Prof Tony Martin’s Send-Off — January 25, 2013

A Celebration and Thanksgiving Service for the life of Professor Anthony Martin
21st February, 1942 – 17th January, 2013.
Service on Friday 25th January, 2013 at 9.00 a.m.
St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, Woodbrook thence to the St. James Crematorium for 11.00 a.m.
More photos here


The funeral of Professor Tony Martin will be held on Friday 25th January, 2013, at 9:00am at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, 50 De Verteuil Street, Woodbrook. Reporters
January 17, 2013 –

Professor Tony MartinDr. Tony Martin, former Professor Emeritus at Wellesley College, has passed over tonight, January 17th 2013 in Trinidad & Tobago at West Shore Medical Hospital. Trinidadian-born Dr. 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 and 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).

His work on Marcus Garvey was featured on the curricula of many African studies programmes around the world and he was a well-known lecturer in many countries.



Dr. Tony Martin Books & Biography

Tony Martin Speaks on Marcus Garvey pt.1

Professor Tony Martin The Slave Trade

75 thoughts on “Professor Tony Martin Dies at 70”

  1. Tony Martin was a highly principled, uncompromising historian for the enlightenment, and progress of African people. My concern is was this brother’s death actually natural. Remember other African greats as Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King, Frantz Fanon, Malcom X, Khalid Abdullah Muhammad, and Stokely Carmichael were outright assassinated; or died under questionable circumstances. The current president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from cancer that he questions the natural origins of. Brother Tony was extremely hated by many powerful enemies of African people.

  2. I am so sorry to learn that Professor Tony Martin has died and at such a young age. His lecture on the Judaic role in the Black African trans-Atlantic slave trade, which I watched first on some years ago and several times since including yesterday was an enormous eye opener for me and I feel grateful for this.
    He suffered at the hands of an organized Judaic power octopus which sought to harrie, distract, intimidate, slander, drain his energies and time in order to silence his authoritative inclusion of the facts of the major role Jews played in every aspect of the Black slave trade.
    What struck me in my mid 50’s, having grown up in Massachusetts and having visited Newport RI about five times, was the awesome power and persistent focus it must have taken to erase this information from history textbooks, mass media and common knowledge for several generations.
    Though certainly aware of the slave trade historically, I had never heard nor read even a hint that a massive triangular slave operation had been centered in colonial Newport RI and largely operated by Jews! Jews who also owned 22 distilleries to make rum used to buy the Black folk on the African coast.
    Dr. Martin’s book THE JEWISH ONSLAUGHT in large part explicated how this censorship of selected aspects of history is vigorously and pitilessly enforced today.
    Dr. Martin has left us too soon.
    I hope another brave historian will rise to take his place and carry the torch of historical truth for it is more important than one might casually assume; and more hard to come-by. Without an accurate understanding of our history, free of censorship by powerful elites, free of falsification, we, individually and collectively, are hobbled in our ability to understand our society and our world,; we are therefore rendered unable to learn true lessons from our collective past and unable to avoid repeating dreadful errors over and over again.

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