Historian and retired lecturer Prof Brinsley Samaroo
By Narissa Fraser
July 10, 2023 – newsday.co.tt
A brilliant writer, a conscious academic and a remarkable individual. This is how UWI will remember historian and retired lecturer Prof Brinsley Samaroo.
Samaroo, who was also a past government minister under the NAR, had been taken ill recently. His family said he died peacefully at 12.45 pm on Sunday.
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Samaroo a great loss to T&T, Caribbean
National Joint Action Committee
July 10, 2023 – trinidadexpress.com
The National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) extends our deepest condolences to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the family of Professor Emeritus Brinsley Samaroo, on his passing. NJAC is very much saddened by this loss which we consider to be a great loss to Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.
Prof Samaroo was an iconic figure in the world of academia who made a very significant contribution to the historical, social and political landscape of Trinidad and Tobago and the region. He will be remembered most vividly by NJAC and the people for his priceless contribution to the Trinidad and Tobago Black Power Revolution of 1970.
Prof Samaroo was one of three lecturers from The UWI who challenged the status quo at that time. Along with the leaders of NJAC, they took the lectures from within the confined walls of the university to the street corners of the most depressed communities, in an effort to educate and enlighten the brothers and sisters who were liming on the blocks. This had a profound impact on various communities and made an invaluable contribution to the Revolution.
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