Thursday, 4 January 2018

117th birthday of CLR James

(Born 4 January 1901, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
REVOLUTIONARY marxist theorist and philosopher, author of the classic, The Black Jacobins (1938) on the historic enslaved African uprising in Frances conquered and occupied Saint Domingue, the Caribbean, in the 1790s, in which the Africans defeat the French and its pan-European naval and land forces’ allies (including, especially, British and Spanish) and proclaim the Republic of Haiti, 1804, a victory whose profound consequences are etched indelibly in the psyche of the French Establishment as it relates to African peoples and the African World subsequently
(Sonny Rollins Quartet, “St Thomas” [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 22 June 1956])
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