In a few days we (Trinidad & Tobago) would be celebrating 50 years as an Independent state. But how much do we really know about our history and the people that contributed to the development of this nation? I decided to do some research of my own on notable national personalities who shaped our destiny and quickly realized that I was in need of a history lesson. I was learning so much that I decided to create some minimalist portraits of these icons in our national colors ( Red, White & Black) to further extend this history lesson to the public. By simply highlighting some of the notable features of these individuals, I was able to draw on the viewers previous knowledge of their national history and ultimately stimulate dialogue about these influential personalities. I am aiming for 50 personalities so as I post, test your knowledge.