This video trailer "History Provides the Blueprint" explores the life of Dr. Eric E. Williams and the legacy of the Eric Williams Memorial Collection.
The first Afro-Caribbean, Oxford Ph.D., author of the controversial and still vital book "Capitalism and Slavery", and first minister, premier and prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago (the twin-island Caribbean nation), this scholar-turned-statesman's national, regional and global impact remains significant and important.
The EWMC is the Anglophone Caribbean's first-ever research library, archives and museum.
The full video's inaugural screening on September 25, 2008 - which would have been Dr. Williams' 97th birthday - was the highlight of the EWMC fundraising event, “Decade of Achievement: 1998 - 2008." It was held in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.