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Comments in response to hearing of the passing of Professor Tony Martin.
DR. TONY MARTIN
African people have lost a brilliant, unafraid Scholar; and UBUS Communications Systems have lost one of our most renown supporters and friends. Dr. Martin came routinely to our annual presentations of Black Book Awards for Excellence in Black Literature during the 1990's. And he always stayed over to take part in the Nat Turner Trail Tour...i just now found out about his passing...will do, say and post up some of the photos of Dr. Martin later...i am saddened...on the other hand i am pleased that his spirit remains strong with me at this time. and his legacy and history, like Dr. Amos Wilson's will be vital parts of THE NAT TURNER LIBRARY ..........Khalifah
January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Sifa ote ina Mzee Tony Martin.
Much appreciation for all of your contributions. Just last night (1/17/13) i
was stating that you were a leading authority on Marcus M. Garvey. We were
doing an overview of â€œRace Firstâ€ in our examination of Garveyism
(neo-Garveyism) being our primary method of getting us â€œout of this messâ€ of
this â€œ400 yr roomâ€
It was your text â€œMarcus Garvey The Heroâ€ that was so instrumental in my
re-Afrikanization process. Your text was one of the first four books that
started a path for me some 25 years ago. This body of work provided me the
ideological clarity and frame work to develop a theoretical lense to view and
engage my/our Afrikan reality.
Again, i say, sifa ote ina Mzee. Asante sana for all of your contributions.
Your name and efforts will not be forgotten,
Baba Nubian Malik
Co-founder Amos N. Wilson Institute (Chicago)
â€œAn Afrikan is not dead, until
January 18, 2013 at 10:35 am
I am in shock also, I was hoping to meet this great man whose work spoke for
itself. He is now a righteous ancestor and his work lives on in all of us who
read it and carry forth his spirit in our actions. He was a mighty Pan
African. RIP brother, you will be missed.
January 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm
I was shocked when I heard the news of Brotha Tonyâ€™s passing. I got to know
him when I testified on behalf of him for his lawsuit against Wellesley where
he taught for many years. He was a kind and gentle Brotha whose scholarship was
absolutely impeccable. He was fearless, and his work on the insidious nature
of zionism and its influence in the academy was brave and accurate.
May the Ancestors receive this powerful scholar and gentleman with open arms.
He will be missedâ€¦
Molefi Kete Asante
January 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm
A great general of our intellectual army has fallen in battle and his spirit
will forever support our efforts at African regeneration. Tony Martin will
return a million times and he shall be seen in the young brother or sister who
refuses to accept falsehood as truth and evil as good. I remember when Tony was
fighting against his enemies at Wellesley and asked me to come to Boston to
give a deposition to lawyers about his place in our history and his expertise
as a scholar. I flew up to Boston and spent the day with this warrior and
attorneys. His courage, bravery, and genius were always on display for his
people. We will miss him but each time we see the storm, like Garvey in the
whirlwind, we will see and hear Tony Martin. Hail Tony Universe!
January 19, 2013 at 1:32 am
It was through Professor Martin that I came to know the Honorable Marcus Mosiah
Garvey. Tonyâ€™s spirit will forever be linked with the spirit of Garvey as he
would not allow H.M.M. Garveyâ€™s memory to die. As such, neither shall
Professor Martin die as we shall pour libations in his honor whenever we evoke
the spirit of Garvey. Long live Marcus Garvey. Long live Professor Tony Martin.
A Luta Continua - The Struggle Continues
Amos N Wilson Institute GB2B
"Power concedes nothing without a demand." Fredrick Douglass
Black Is Back Coalition Blackisbackcoalition.org
From: Cecile Johnson >
Sent: Fri, January 18, 2013 8:23:24 AM
Subject: Fwd: Prof. Tony Martin is now an Ancestor
Our Dear Brother is now an ancestor.
I had wanted to meet him as i was very pleased with his work especially as it
related to Marcus Garvey. His bravery in standing up to the powers that be to
tell our story.
He will be missed.
May he rest in peace.