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date: 28 November 2020

Gordon, Kenneth locked

(1930– ), business leader, politician,
  • Ann Marie Bissessar

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and one of the pioneers in the Caribbean communication industry, was born in Woodford Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 24 February 1930 to Stella Fowler and Gerald Gordon. Gerald Gordon was the sub-intendant of Crown lands. Ken, as he is best known, grew up in St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, and attended the Rosary Boys elementary school, Belmont Boys Intermediate, and later St. Mary’s College, where he was the sergeant of the Cadet Corps and represented the college in cricket and football. He was also the table tennis champion of the school.

In defiance of the colonial norms of the day Gordon was determined to seek a career in the media Against the odds he sought and secured employment as an announcer at Radio Trinidad making him the first black person to be given such an opportunity He would later become the first nonwhite program director in the ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.

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