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Today, we recognise the birthday of C. L. R. James. A tireless political activist, also known as an Indian and African descent historian, journalist, and cricket writer. Several parts of his writings were dedicated to the Afro-nationalism as well as Caribbean region.
James strived hard to put across the voices of the African native races. James was attached with socio-political causes like putting across the voices of lesser African races to the world.
James was widely known for his varied range of activities that included sports, occasional playwriting and acting. C. L. R.James is perhaps best known for his 1937 (1938)3 work, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. Based on the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804, the work also examines the brutal conditions of slavery as well as the social and political status of the slave-owners, poor whites, and free blacks.
James was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from South Bank Polytechnic in London for his immense contribution to socio-political awareness building work on races and sport.
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