It all started with a recent telephone call from one Genevieve Chevallier of the University of Nice in France, to the editor of the Sentinel.
Chevallier wanted to know whether Willie Redhead had any siblings alive in Grenada as she would like to obtain permission to republish a text written by him, included in the 865 page Negro Anthology edited by Nancy Cunard in 1924.
Aaron John, the adopted son of Willie Redhead was contacted by the Foundation on behalf of Chevallier, and in due course permission was granted by to republish Willie Redhead’s submission.
It is interesting to note that the views of the late Professor Rex Nettleford OM (3 February 1933 – 2 February 2010) Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies on the subject matter, found congruence with the biographical extrapolation on WestIndianisim by Redhead, more than three quarters of a century later.
As a public service the Foundation presents hereunder the text written by Redhead, circa 1924, for the information and education of our readers.