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Chunchie, Kamal Athon (1886–1953), Methodist minister and race relations worker, was born on 4 June 1886 in Kandy, Ceylon, the eldest of nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Muslim parents of Malay origin. His father, Athon Chunchie (1849/50–1928), of the Inche Che...

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Menasseh ben Israel (1604–1657), rabbi and campaigner for the readmission of Jews to England, was born in Portugal. His parents, Joseph (ben Israel) Soeiro and Rachel Abrabanel, were Marranos (secret Jews) and they emigrated to Amsterdam while Menasseh was still a child. He studied with the celebrated ...

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of the fifteen children of Myer Salaman (1835/6–1896), a wealthy ostrich feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah Soloman (1844–1931)...

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Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874–1955) by Walter Stoneman Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Scott, (Guthrie) Michael (1907–1983), Anglican clergyman and campaigner for racial equality, particularly in southern Africa, was born at Lowfield Heath, Sussex, on 30 July 1907, the third and youngest son (there were no daughters) of Perceval Caleb Scott, a clergyman in the high-church tradition, and his wife, ...