A speech by when Dr. Tony Martin was Professor of African History at Wellesley College, given at The Real History Conference, 2001, Cincinnati and introduced by Michael A. Hoffman II of RevisionistHistory.org.
A talk given at the 14th Institute for Historical Review (IHR) Conference in Irvine, California June 2002 about Jewish tactics in suppressing freedom of speech exemplified in the controversy on the Jewish involvement in the trans-atlantic slave trade.
Dr. Tony Martin, former Professor Emeritus at Wellesley College, passed away on January 17th 2013 in Trinidad & Tobago at West Shore Medical Hospital. Trinidadian-born Dr. Martin taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Cipriani Labour College (Trinidad), and St. Mary's College (Trinidad). He had been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, Brown University, and The Colorado College and also spent a year as an honorary research fellow at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Professor Martin has written, compiled or edited 14 books including Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present (2012) published by Pearson Education; Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Mrs. Marcus Garvey No. 1, Or, A Tale of Two Amies (2007), Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance (1983), and the classic study of the Garvey Movement, Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1976).
His work on Marcus Garvey was featured on the curricula of many African studies programmes around the world and he was a well-known lecturer in many countries.
Martin had also stated that for his entire 34 years of teaching, he was never able to find a survey book on Caribbean history that he was happy with, and he felt the work filled the need for what he would call a “proper textbook” on the Caribbean. “I have tried to give it a much more Caribbean focus than any of the others; I have tried to include a lot of information which was never mentioned in other books,” he had said.
Martin, an Emeritus Professor of Africana studies, was also an avid book collector. It was this hobby that led him to pick up a book by George F Warner that he would later discover to contain “startling pieces of new information,” including that the first East Indian immigrant came to the Caribbean in 1595, not 1838.