The Journal of Caribbean History: Volume 46, Issue 1

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Richard B. Moore and the Caribbean “Awaymen” Network

Joyce Moore Turner


Caribbean émigrés who promoted independence are mentioned in histories but biographies are not available that would clarify the methodology they utilized to gain a better life for their people. This essay focuses on strategies a New York transnational group employed to influence American and British governments to change racist and imperialist policies. It draws upon newspaper accounts, interviews, documents, personal knowledge, and writings of one leader. By tracing the activities of Richard B. Moore and his colleagues, this narrative reveals how the group established an effective Harlem–Caribbean network.