Special recognition of Sanford Freeling
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Sanford Freeling’s legacy is growing by ‘leaps and bounds’. His clever decision to allow the Africans the freedom to create and participate in the face of mainstream resentment led by police chief Baker of the Trinidad and Tobago police services, who had always opposed the African’s people festivals under the pretense the lighted flambeaus could burn the town down. Camboulay embodied the abolition of slavery and emboldened the explosive creativity that has taken hold universally and given birth to Carnival, Steel Pan, Calypso, and Limbo. The Camboulay procession resisted the efforts by the colonial powers to suppress the celebrations on the street as the governor general agreed and showed absolute faith with the revelers.
Sanford Freeling, caring father of an African child, felt a warm empathy for the African masses and was happy to give consent, even though it would send shockwaves through the police services resulting in the police aggressive methods toward the revelers. Governor General Freeling was summoned back to to Britain.
Based on those consideration, his loyalty and vision has endured and is making an enduring contribution in aesthetics to mankind. Freeling, buoyed by his relationship and the fathering of a child, and personally engaged in providing for his African child , invested a lot of time in cultural affairs helping to build a cultural identity in its infancy. That accomplishment can now be identified all over the world.
We request a special recognition of governor general sir Sanford Freeling.
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