The Passing of Jessica Huntley, 1927-2013

The GPI notes with great sadness the recent passing of Jessica Huntley on Sunday, 13 October 2013, at the age of 86.

We give thanks for a life lived with activism, commitment, love and meaning and extend our condolences to Eric, her husband of 60 years and their children and grandchildren.

Please see the tributes below.

Tribute by Professor Gus John:

http://www.gusjohn.com/2013/10/jessica-huntley-veteran-political-and-cultural-activist-dies-at-86/

Tribute by Natricia Duncan in The Voice:

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/jessica-huntley-embodiment-black-british-culture

Friends of the Huntley Archives at London Metropolitan Archives Obituary:

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/obituary/89298

Institute of Race Relations Tribute to Jessica Huntley:

http://www.irr.org.uk/news/jessica-huntley/

Jessica Huntley, An Appreciation:

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/features/in-the-diaspora/10/21/jessica-huntley-1927-2013-appreciation/

It is the duty of the Caribbean region to commemorate Jessica Huntley in various appropriate ways:

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/opinion/letters/10/20/it-is-the-duty-of-the-caribbean-region-to-commemorate-jessica-huntley-in-various-appropriate-ways/

Guardian Obituary, written by Margaret Busby:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/27/jessica-huntley