​September 29, 1979: Sir William Arthur Lewis Made Nobel Prize History

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Lewis became the 1st black person to win a Nobel Prize in a category other than peace, he took home the honor in Economics.

Sir William Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development.


?Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia, was named in his honor.

?The Arthur Lewis Building (opened in 2007) at the University of Manchester was named for him, as he had lectured there for several years before entering governmental positions.

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  • Denise Hamilton October 3, 2016 - 12:26 pm Reply

    Just another wonderful example of accomplishments made by black folks that we should know a lot more about. Inspiring!

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