15th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida
International University's Modesto Maidique Campus in SIPA 125 on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:30 PM.
Admission is free and open to the public.
This year, the African & African Diaspora Studies Program’s Distinguished Africana Scholars Lecture hosts two prominent speakers: Rawle Gibbons, founding Director of the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies (UWI), and Willard Harris, aka Lord Relator, a seasoned Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian noted for imitation and his ability to sing extemporaneously “One From Ten Leaves Nought, Ten To One Is Murder: Eric Williams, The Mighty Sparrow and the Arithmetic of Caribbean Self-Definition” promises to address the symbiotic relationship between the two men, and to showcase the development of a national and regional consciousness in Trinidad and Tobago – by means of Williams’ intellectual vision, parlayed into the language of the “street” by “The Calypso King of the World” – Slinger Francisco, aka the Mighty Sparrow.
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