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Makandal Daaga


Makandal Daaga born Geddes Granger; 1935 – 8 August 2016 was a Trinidad and Tobago political activist and former revolutionary He was the son of Gaskynd Granger, and cousin of David A Granger He was the leader of the 1970 Black Power Revolution During the unrest he was arrested and charged The name Makandal Daaga can be traced back to his ancestral roots in Africa He rallied against inequalities towards black citizens in Trinidad

Today because of the effort of Dagaa, Clive Nunez and many others that partook and died in the struggle, black people can now work in banks, assume leadership roles and achieve the same status that, previously, only white citizens were capable of achieving

In February 1969, Granger founded the NJAC National Joint Action Committee, a now-quiescent political party

In 2013 Daaga was awarded the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago ORTT

Daaga died on 8 August 2016

References

  1. ^ "Order of the Republic for Daaga, Deosaran, CJ", Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 29 August 2013
  2. ^ Carolyn Kissoon, "Makandal Daaga has died", Sunday Express Trinidad, 8 August 2016
  3. ^ "Former leader of Black Power Revolution in Trinidad dies", Jamaica Observer, 8 August 2016
  • "Makandal Daaga" NJAC: National Joint Action Committee Archived from the original on 1 May 2010 Retrieved 20 January 2010 
  • Meighoo, Kirk 2003 Politics in a Half Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago, 1925–2002 Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica ISBN 1-55876-306-6 




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