Left Tenant Colonel Godette and his wife Ena reminisce on their lives during the Guyanese racial conflict that occurred during the 1960s.

Upon gaining its political independence from the British in 1966, Guyana was left racially divided. During the 1960s a range of riots and violence erupted between the Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese that led to widespread destruction and death.

In Your Own Words with Jade Moses

As a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...