Dr. Lennox Honychurch.

The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host its Annual Independence Lecture today, (Thursday) at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown at 7 p.m.

This year’s lecture will be given by Caribbean historian and anthropologist, Dr. Lennox Honychurch, who will speak on the topic, “None but ourselves can free our minds: Facing our past to chart our future”.

Honychurch has had an exceptional career as an historian, archaeologist, artist and journalist not only in Dominica but regionally and international.

He has published many books and academic papers on the history of Dominica and the Caribbean, but is better known for his textbook for Caribbean Secondary Schools, “The Caribbean People”, first published in 1979 with editions in 1980, 1981 and 1995.

Honychurch is director of restoration projects of Heritage sites in Dominica, especially Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park. Recently, he was appointed to the Dominica Commission for Reparation for Slavery.

The lecture is open to the public. Persons are asked to be seated by 6:45 p.m.