Tracy Rawle Wilson (1943-2017): emancipation support committee of Trinidad & Tobago leader.


Tracy Rawle Wilson (June 14, 1943-January 9, 2017) was the Education and Research Director of the Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad & Tobago (ESCTT). Learning of his transition, the organization issued a statement saying it has "... lost a great scholarly soldier; the Caribbean Pan African Network has lost a distinguished elder statesman; the nation of Trinidad & Tobago has lost one of its most valuable and engaged citizens; and the African people of the world have lost a mighty patriot and defender!" Thus, according to the organization, local tributes and condolences as well are received from many sources--those who listened to his voice on many radio programs or at public meetings, learnt from his lectures in many spaces, those who read his writings, those who were touched by his humanism ... The continuous expressions of love and thanks for his multifaceted contribution give added strength to the organization and to the family of Brother Tracy. He worked tirelessly with the organization without material reward for over twenty years as he met demanding professional commitments as Director and Senior Development Planning Consultant in Planning Advisory and Consulting Services Ltd., and as a consultant to Kairi Consultants Ltd. Nevertheless he rarely missed a monthly meeting with ESCTT's community organizations, and he often had meetings with communities at their home base included in his schedule, and attended Board meetings. He was one of the principal lecturers assigned to meet dozens of requests every year for lectures in schools, offices and communities. He often represented the ESCTT abroad. Tracy was more than scholar, professional planner, activist and organizer; he was a great human being--a family man who cared deeply for his wife, Jean, who passed before him, a family man who had the strongest of bonds with his brother, Carlyle, 22 months older than him. Both Carlyle and Tracy credit their late mother, Theodora Yearwood, affectionately called Ma Dora, for that special bond. Tracy was a family man who was devoted to all his relatives and was in turn cherished by them because of his loving and caring spirit. He extended his working concept of family beyond the bond of blood. The youth in the ESCTT office adored him for this same caring spirit. He was support and counselor for the...

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