Rupert Lewis is Professor of Political Thought in the Department of Government, Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He is the author and editor of some six books mainly on the Garvey movement, Walter Rodney and numerous articles. He recently co-edited the volume George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Jamaica and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank. He is also Chairman of the “Friends of Liberty Hall – The Legacy of Marcus Garvey”, comprising a multimedia museum, library, an outreach project in downtown Kingston and a journal 76 King St. He is a member of the Jamaica Reparations Commission appointed by the Government of Jamaica which began work in May 2009.