carried by supporters in the sixties. Right, Burnham in the seventies making
one of his many speeches.
and Ramphal. Right, Burnham who was not a military figure, nevertheless, dressed
himself in miltary attire as head of the military.
and Castro when Burnham visited Cuba in the seventies.
Burnham and President Arthur Chung. Right, one of his many images. Below, entries
in log book at Radio Demerara listing Burnham's swearing in as Premier of Guyana
after 1964 elections and an interview.
| || |
Burnham is a figure of many meanings.
He is, arguably, the most controversial Guyanese figure ever.
To most people who was not old enough to live under his reign,
he still remains a mystery. In fact, even for many who lived under
his rule, Burnham was quite unknown although he seemed to be everywhere
through his symbols, speeches, phlosophy, political subordinates
and the sign of the times which he singlehandedly embodied. These
images are posted here for two reasons; first, historical; and
secondly, to bring the man, the politician, the feared leader
closer to the viewer.
feel free to use images for projects etc., and, at one's own discretion,
credit this website.
other pages for more images: Page