'70 Remembering a Revolution

How did a handful of students change the course of history in Trinidad and Tobago?

At last, after 40 years, through newly discovered footage and astonishing interviews with the major players – a definitive account of one of the most significant events in Caribbean history – the Black Power revolution and army mutiny of 1970 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Between February and April 1970, the streets of Port of Spain were filled with angry young black men and women chanting ‘Power to the People’, fists raised in a salute learned from the Black Panthers of the U.S.A. They spilled out of Woodford Square in their thousands, fired up by marathon orators like Geddes Granger and Clive Nunez. They struck fear into the hearts of downtown business owners who quickly locked their banks and stores as they heard the approaching sound of marching feet.

This was the legendary Black Power revolution, which captivated the imaginations of their youthful followers and made the government of Dr. Eric Williams and the white establishment very nervous indeed.