Women’s History Month: Lucille Mathurin-Mair (née Waldrond), 1924-2009: Pioneer of Caribbean Women’s History

 Lucille Mathurin Mair. Source:  The Gleaner, Jamaica, January 31, 2009

Lucille Mathurin-Mair, who died on January 29th, 2009 aged 85, was a well respected Jamaican historian, author, teacher, activist and diplomat and sustained a deep commitment to women’s rights and gender equality throughout her life. She was was a co-founder of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI).   Mair belonged to a generation of women who experienced the transition from colonialism to independence in the West Indies and the enfranchisement of women, including Mair’s own mentor, Elsa Goveia …