UWI Facilitates E.O Leblanc Lecture

Sat Telecoms2013-10-04-17h38m48s192On Thursday, October 3rd, many gathered at the Fort Young Hotel, for the 2nd annual E.O Leblanc Memorial Lecture, paying tribute to the vision of Mr. Edward Oliver Leblanc.

The gathering, organized by the UWI Open Campus, saw the presence of distinguished guests, including His Excellency, The President, Mr. Charles Savarin and his wife.

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Historian Mr. Lennox Honychurch spoke on the topic: “Edward Oliver Leblanc and the Creation of Nationalist History”, focusing on his contribution to understanding and appreciating the history of Dominica.

The Federation however, only lasted four years and collapsed in 1962.

Mr. Honychurch went on to speak about his many achievements and contributions to the Dominican society, including his influential role in the early Dominica Labour Party.

October 3rd would have been Mr. Leblanc’s birthday.

 

 

 

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