Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dr Fitzroy Andre Baptiste is an Ancestor,

Ancestor Dr. Fitzroy André Baptiste
Historian, Lecturer, Writer
Head of the African and Asian Studies
University of the West Indies

Born: 1940 Grenada
Crossed over: July 2007
Jamaica

Author
  • War, Cooperation and Conflict: The European Possession in the Caribbean 1939-1945

MAY THE ANCESTORS BE PLEASED WITH HIS EFFORTS


2 Comments:

Blogger justaguy said...

I was a student of Dr. Baptiste when he was a visiting professor at Oberlin College. I was terribly saddened to hear of his passing.

Of all the teachers I had at any level, Fitzroy was far and away my favorite. He changed the course of my life. It is difficult for me to put into words the admiration I have for the man. Nothing would be adequate.

He had a natural grace. He was profoundly informed. I will always remember his mischievous sense of humor most of all.

I'm a teacher myself now, and each day I enter my own classroom, I remember Dr. Fitzroy A. Baptiste. In my own small way I hope I am able to pass his wisdom down to my own students.

To Dr. Baptiste's family, friends and colleagues, I offer my most sincere condolences in what I am certain must be a time of greatest sorrow.

6:56 am  
Blogger pamjob said...

My husband and I were both students of Dr Baptiste in the early 1980s at the UWI, St Augustine. We both found that he was empathetic and very supportive. We were reminiscing a few days ago about him in particular little aware of his passing in 2007. He will always live in our hearts.

4:34 pm  

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