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AFRICANS OF GRENADA 🇬🇩 ❤️🖤💚:
Gaining independence in 1974, on March 13, 1979, in an almost bloodless coup, a young attorney named Maurice Bishop seized power with the backing of the New Jewel Movement. He and the movement proceeded to impose an ambitious socialist program on the island inspired as much by Bob Marley as Karl Marx. In the next 4 years, while most Caribbean nations suffered terribly from worldwide recession, Grenada achieved a 9% cumulative growth rate. Unemployment dropped from 49%-14%. The government diversified agriculture, developed cooperatives and created an agri-industrial base that led to a reduction of the percentage of food and total imports from more than 40%-28% at a time when market prices for agricultural products were collapsing worldwide.
The literacy rate, already at a respectable 85%, grew to about 98%,comparable to most industrialized countries. A free health care and secondary education system were established, the number of secondary schools tripled, and scores of Grenadians received scholarships for studies abroad. There were ambitious programs in the development of the fishing industry, handicrafts, housing, tourism, the expansion of roads and transport systems and the upgrading of public utilities.
What excited many in the American progressive community was the government's openness to decentralization and appropriate technology, which allowed small-scale American entrepreneurs access to development planning alongside those preferring a more traditional, centralized, capital-intensive model. It was an accessible revolution, close by and carried out by English-speaking people influenced more by Black Power and New Jewel politics than by Soviet-style communism. #alkebulan #Africa #whitesupremacy #racism #RonaldReagan #grenada #Newafrikan #african #africandiaspora #africanamericanhistory #blackpride #african #woke #problack #Amerikkka #americanhistory #policebrutality #Oppression #kkk #civilright #blackexcellence #blackpride #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory #repost