University of the West Indies (1948– )

University of the West Indies Image Ownership: Public Domain The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a public regional university unique in the world of higher education.  The university is supported by and operating for the benefit of the people of 17 nations and … Read MoreUniversity of the West Indies (1948– )

Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991)

Image Ownership: Public Domain William Arthur Lewis was a public intellectual in the field of development economics, who in 1971 became the first African American to receive a Nobel Prize in category other than peace.  Lewis was honored for his work in economics.  Lewis was … Read MoreSir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991)

Z. Alexander Looby (1899-1972)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Z. Alexander Looby was among the small cadre of African American lawyers who began practicing in the southern United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Often considered the “second generation of black attorneys,” these lawyers followed the first cadre of African … Read MoreZ. Alexander Looby (1899-1972)