Anthony C. Martin, Ph.D. (History)
Tony Martin taught at Wellesley College, Massachusetts beginning in 1973. Martin qualified as a barrister-at-law at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (London) in 1965, did a B. Sc. honors degree in economics at the University of Hull (England) and the M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University. Professor Martin authored, compiled, or edited fourteen books, including Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement, Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He received a number of academic and community awards. Martin was well known as a lecturer in many countries. He spoke to university and general audiences all over the world. In 1990 he delivered the annual DuBois/Padmore/Nkrumah lectures in Ghana. His most recent book was Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Originas to the Present (2012).
Professor Emeritus Tony Martin died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Trinidad. He taught in the Africana Studies department from 1973 until his retirement in 2007.