Glossary Term

Hudson Austin

One of the earliest members of the NJM; leader of the People's Revolutionary Armed Forces (PRAF); one of the Grenada 17.
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General Hudson Austin was a key member of the New Jewel Movement (NJM) and head of the People’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (PRAF) in Grenada during the Grenada Revolution.

Until the last few days of the revolution, he was considered to be a long-standing supporter of Maurice Bishop.

On October 19, 1983 following the executions of Bishop and others, Hudson Austin announced over Radio Free Grenada the formation of a sixteen-man Revolutionary Military Council with himself as chairman.

Austin, one of the Grenada 17, was convicted and imprisoned for his role in the murders of Maurice Bishop and his supporters on Bloody Wednesday.  Austin was released from prison in 2008.

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