News Americas, WASHINGTON, DC, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013: Hollywood Actor Danny Glover has lauded St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister,Ralph Gonsalves on calling for reparations for the Caribbean. The Prime Minister’s feature address to the Institute of the Black World 21st Century was attended by actor Glover and prominent activist and Director of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Folklife, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, James C. Early.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador from 1998-2004, Glover discussed his longstanding work with people such as the legendary actor and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. He serves on the board of the TransAfrica Forum, an organization initially financed by Belafonte in quest of human rights, democracy and equality for people of African-descent. Trans-Africa was in the forefront in initiating efforts geared at lobbying the United States government and U.S. corporations to stand up against the oppressive apartheid regime in South Africa.
In congratulating the Prime Minister on his address, Mr. Early signaled his interest in bringing in some of his strategic partners to work with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on matters pertaining to Afro-descendants. This resulted in an early Monday morning visit to the Vincentian Embassy by Mr. Early, accompanied by renowned activist, actor and diplomat Danny Glover, of Hollywood fame. Both gentlemen were received for a meeting with St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ambassador to the United States, H.E. La Celia A. Prince. Also attending the meeting was deputy chief of mission, Mr. Omari Williams.