There is a big picture about each element of the Topic: the Baptist Church, Education, Liberation of Jamaica as a people, and Jamaica as a country. As a believer in Jesus the Christ as Savior and Lord and as a science teacher who incorporates history in my work, and reads it for enjoyment, I have approached this presentation from three perspectives. First, that the Eternal, Invisible, Infinite God is working His purpose out in ways that we cannot fully understand. Second, facts matter even if they are inconvenient. Third, time and place are critical because they provide context to God’s workings and historical facts and sequence.
of Ceremonies Ms. Fae Ellington; Chairman Ainsley Henriquez and Mrs. Henriquez
and Members of the Board of the Norman Washington Manley Foundation; Mrs. Glynn
Manley; Mr. Joseph Manley other members of the Manley family, distinguished
ladies and gentlemen all, it is a signal
honor to be bestowed with the Norman Washington Manley Award for Excellence in
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF THE CARIBBEAN RESEARCH CENTER, MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, 1997 CLOSING ADDRESS: LOOKING AT THE OUTCOMES
Thank you, Dr. Taint, for your kind words of welcome and introduction. It is a pleasure to be able to participate in this conference. It is my honour to represent Sir Alister McIntyre, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, who was scheduled to give this presentation. I am speaking in his place but not in his name. I take full responsibility for whatever sins are committed in this presentation.
The Reverend Dr. Devon Dick and the Organisers
of the Boulevard Baptist Church have conferred on me the great honour to
deliver this first Eric Downie Memorial Lecture. While the task is awesome, it
is not one that I could decline. We are inaugurating the commemoration of the
life and work of a remarkable son of Jamaica. Loving husband, devoted
father, bedrock of the extended Downie family, teacher, a Mico Man to be exact,
college lecturer, historian, teacher leader and Baptist deacon are but some of
the areas in which he excelled. But then we would have left out dominoes, of
which he was a master.
EDUCATION: SUCCESSFUL PATTERNS OF THE PAST, STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
Your Grace Archbishop
Emeritus Donald Reece and members of the clergy, Mr. Anton Thompson chairman of
the Board of Campion College and members of the Board, Mrs. Grace Baston
principal, and members of staff, Professor Trevor Munroe past presenter of this
lecture, Drs. Wilson and former and present members of the Faculty of
Humanities and Education of the University of the West Indies, Dr. the Hon
Lloyd Barnett, Head-boy and students of Campion College, and distinguished
ladies, gentlemen all, it is a signal honour to be asked to deliver the
Archbishop Samuel Carter Distinguished Lecture.