Makandal Daaga

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Makandal Daaga (born Geddes Granger; 1935 – 8 August 2016) was a Trinidad and Tobago political activist and former revolutionary. He was the son of Gaskynd Granger, and cousin of David A. Granger.[citation needed] He was the leader of the 1970 Black Power Revolution. During the unrest he was arrested and charged. The name Makandal Daaga can be traced back to his ancestral roots in Africa. He rallied against inequalities towards black citizens in Trinidad.

Today because of the effort of Dagaa, Clive Nunez and many others that partook and died in the struggle, black people can now work in Banks, assume leadership roles and achieve the same status that, previously, only white citizens were capable of achieving.

In February 1969, Granger founded the NJAC National Joint Action Committee, a now-quiescent political party.

Daaga died on 8 August 2016.[1]


  • "Makandal Daaga". N.J.A.C.: National Joint Action Committee. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  • Meighoo, Kirk (2003). Politics in a Half Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago, 1925–2002. Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica. ISBN 1-55876-306-6.