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HEROES

Cheddi Jagan
Walter Rodney

 

 

Cheddi Jagan

Cheddi Jagan, born on March 22, 1918, is known as a pioneer for liberation from British rule. He struggled to bring democracy and freedom to the small territory, finally rising to the role of President of Guyana (1992-1997) in the country's first democratic elections. Jagan died on March 6, 1997.

 

Walter Rodney

Walter Rodney was born on March 23, 1942 and died on June 13, 1980. He studied at Queen's College and the University of the West Indies, and later earned a PhD in 1966 at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Rodney was a well-known activist and scholar, bringing political awareness to the working poor. Rodney was a prominent Pan-Africanist, and was important in the Black Power movement of the Caribbean. He was killed by a bomb explosion in 1980 while running for office in Guyanese elections.


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Updated: 25 April 2008


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