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Monday, June 19, 2006 

Classic book to be republished

'The Economic Future of the Caribbean" - a classic work by the late Eric Williams, Trinidad and Tobago's first prime minister, and the late, great African-American historian Franklin Frazier - is being republished, according to Erica Williams-Connell of the Eric Williams Memorial Collection.

Majority Press, the publisher which undertook the venture with help from the Eric Williams Memorial Collection at The University of the West Indies, will hold a formal launch for the reissued publication at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, at DeKalb and Flatbush Aves.

The event is being supported by members of New York's Caribbean Consular Corps - diplomats from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

The book covers "The Economic Future of the Caribbean" conference organized in 1943 by Williams - then an assistant professor of political and social science at Howard University in Washington - and sponsored by Frazier, then chairman of the university's Division of Social Sciences.

Williams-Connell, the daughter of Eric Williams, has written a forward for the republished work. And Tony Martin, professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has penned the introduction for the book, which has been out of print for more than 60 years.

For information, call (305) 271-7246 or visit the Majority Press Web site at www.themajoritypress.com.

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