The Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (
“We urge that we take this period to identify heroes and other leaders – both male and female – who have helped shape our history through the struggle for emancipation from the European enslavement, the rejection of colonialism, the proclamation of independence, and rigors of the post-independence social and economic development to include the growing international struggle for reparations,” the group said in a news release.
The contributions of Caribbean people to world development have been immense and it is important that we use the knowledge of those contributions to inspire those who are designated – simply by their race and nationality – to continue the struggle for full independence.
“We repeat our call to the Ministry of Education as we enter this e-book era to return to basics in the development of a relevant history curriculum for our school systems and the training and improvement of a lot of our history teachers.
We call for the inclusion of the work of our artists, historians and other national and regional commentators as compulsory on any reading list. We call on sponsors, the media and other facilitators to give energy to identified historical knowledge projects,” the statement said.
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