Progressive Barbadian-British poet Peter Blackman’s book published at last

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Paul Robeson World Peace Conference - Salle Pleyel - Paris

Peter Blackman meets Paul Robeson and W. E. B. Dubois at the 1949 World Peace Conference in Paris

Born in 1909, Peter Blackman was the son of a quasi-illiterate stonemason and a laundress in St John’s parish, Barbados – one of the poorest parts of the island.

He was given a scholarship to an exclusive colonial school by an Anglican church eagerly seeking “native” recruits to the priesthood.

Despatched to Durham Universityhe became a priest in 1933 and was sent to Gambia as a missionary. There he very soon discovered that black priests like himself were on a lower stipend than their white colleagues.

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