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Cy Grant is survived by his wife, Dorith, and their four children.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

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Cy Grant is survived by his wife, Dorith, and their four children.

Documents, manuscripts, photographs and films dating from the 1940s to 2010, which chart Grant’s life and form part of the Cy Grant Archive, will be catalogued and made public for the first time, following an award of a £79,800 (US$115,711) grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Cy Grant Trust.

LONDON, England, Wednesday May 4, 2016 – The life of Guyanese-born Cy Grant whose extensive career spanned acting, song writing, black rights activism and the Royal Air Force, will be celebrated by a project at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to inspire young people and raise awareness of his achievements.

Cy Grant: actor, singer and writer

CELEBRATING CY GRANT

All are welcome to a celebration of the life of Guyanese born Cy Grant, a RAF WWII Navigator who survived a Nazi Prison of War camp to become a lawyer, actor, singer/song-writer, broadcaster, author, multi-cultural arts director, and a community activist. Come along and hear a calypso in his honour by Alexander D. Great and a Presentation by Professor Gus John. Join the discussion led by Arthur Torrington.

 

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Kurt Barling writes: In 2008, I persuaded Cy Grant to return to the village in the Netherlands where he had landed during the war to make a documentary. He recalled the desperate efforts to evacuate his plane when it crashed on Dutch soil, and the absurdity of thinking he could escape to Spain. A black man in occupied Europe had no means of disguise.

Kurt Barling writes: In 2008, I persuaded Cy Grant to return to the village in the Netherlands where he had landed during the war to make a documentary. He recalled the desperate efforts to evacuate his plane when it crashed on Dutch soil, and the absurdity of thinking he could escape to Spain. A black man in occupied Europe had no means of disguise.