Extraordinary Scholar and Author, Dr. Tony Martin Now an Ancestor l February 21, 1942 ~ January 17, 2013

Dr. Tony Martin Now an Ancestor

 

Professor Tony Martin dies at 70

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January 17, 2013


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).
Dr. 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.

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.

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Dr. Tony Martin is Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where he taught from 1973 to 2007. Now an Ancestor

Dr. Tony Martin is Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where he taught  from 1973 to 2007. Prior to coming to Wellesley, he 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. He also spent a year as an honorary research fellow at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Professor Martin has authored, compiled or edited 14 books. His most recent isCaribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present (2012) published by Pearson Education. Earlier works include  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).

Martin qualified as a barrister-at-law at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (London) in 1965, did a B.Sc. honours degree in economics at the University of Hull (England), and the M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University.

Martin’s articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Negro History; Journal of African American History; American Historical Review; African Studies Review; Washington Post Book World; Journal of Caribbean History; Journal of American History; Black Books Bulletin; Jamaica Journal; Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and many others.

His writings can be found in several reference works and encyclopedias, including the UNESCO General History of the Caribbean; the Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyAmerican National Biography; the Encyclopedia of African American Business History; International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences; and Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. He has received numerous academic and community awards, including a grant from the American Philosophical Society. He has reviewed articles and programs for scholarly journals, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Austrian Science Fund. His biographical listings can be found in Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; Personalities Caribbean; Who’s Who Among African Americans; and elsewhere. He has been a reviewer and consultant for publishers and has served as an expert witness for Congressional hearings.

Martin is well known as a lecturer in many countries. He has spoken to university and general audiences all over the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and England, as well as in Africa, Australia, Bermuda, and South America. In 1990 he delivered the annual DuBois/Padmore/Nkrumah Pan-African lectures in Ghana. In 2004 he was one of the principal speakers at the First Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora, which was sponsored by the African Union in Senegal.

Learn more about Dr. Tony Martin at his Official Website

Dr. Martin became an OUR COMMON GROUND Voice in 1989. His voice is deep and important. We are proud of his association and support of our programming. We expect that he will be an ancestral guide to our mission.

6 thoughts on “Extraordinary Scholar and Author, Dr. Tony Martin Now an Ancestor l February 21, 1942 ~ January 17, 2013

  1. Africana studies has lost a giant. Dr. Tony Martin’s works will continue to influence many generations of scholars in the field of Africana Studies and Caribbean studies alike.
    Que la terre lui soit legere!
    Marc Prou

  2. Can’t believe Tony’s gone.
    School friend, colleague, associate, brother. So proud of him. Followed his career since the early 60′s when we left St Mary’s College. Ran into him at a Carifesta in Trinidad years ago. Then met him on his last visit to London around 2000 at a Book Fair. Meantime we corresponded. We had Marcus in common. I wanted him to write for THUNDER. He told me I could use his extract on The Rastafarians – which I did. Then we tried to get him for Diary of Confinement in 2012. Spoke to him on the phone. He said he’d do his best to get involved. That was it. Our last live contact. Never knew he was ill. Thought he’d live forever…
    And he will! Bless you, Tony, Bless, Bless
    Posted by Theodora Ulerie for Shango Baku, Author, Playwright, Journalist, Rastafari Activist and Artistic Director of CETTIE (Cultural Exchange Through Theatre In Education) – London.

  3. The passing of The Hon. Dr. Tony Martin is such a shock! I was devastated on seeing it posted on my facebook page by my dear friend, Akende Rudder! Although I knew that he was ailing i had no idea that it was serious! I’ve been communicating with him from time to time… but I just had no idea! Fare thee well Brother, Tony Martin… You have served us well… Your work on planet earth is done! And now you will continue, as you join the Ancestors. May the angels receive you in glory and may our Jah take you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace, my dear brother! ASE

  4. May his soul rest in peace. Brother Tony Martin is an intellectual warrior. A stand up brother, who challenged the disstortation of history. We are blessed to have had him in our presence.

    aminifu r. harvey

  5. Brother Tony Martin was a dynamic scholar and his philiosphy teachings of the Honourable Marcus Garvey is so uplifting.

    Brother Tony has written so many books about the great Marcus Mosiah Garvey such as Race First, Literacy Garveyism, Marcus Garvey: Hero and my favourite of them all, the Pan-African Connection.

    Brother Tony taught so much about not only of Marcus Garvey, but how as Africans, we can make a huge difference on the planet.

    May thoughts goes out to Brother Tony’s llove-ones for his unfortunate, but Tony will live in our souls forever more.

    Thanks for the memories, Brother Tony Martin.

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