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Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), campaigner against slavery and racism, was the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Abdy Abdy, born Thomas Abdy Rutherford (1755–1798), Church of England clergyman of Albyns, Essex, and his wife, Mary, daughter of James Hayes of Holyport, Buckinghamshire, a bencher of the ...

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Alcindor, John (1873–1924), general practitioner and leader of the African Progress Union, was born on 8 or 9 July 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of Francis Alcindor, cocoa planter. Almost nothing is known of his parents, though there were funds to pay for his schooling and medical studies. The family's African ancestry was suggested by ...

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Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist, was born on 7 May 1850 at 82 Upper Stamford Street near Waterloo, Lambeth, London...

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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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Colenso, Francis Ernest [Frank] (1852–1910), campaigner for the rights of the Zulu people, was born at Forncett St Mary, Norfolk, on 9 April 1852, the fourth child and second son of John William Colenso, who was then rector of Forncett St Mary, and his wife, ...

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Cook, Ida [pseud. Mary Burchell] (1904–1986), author and campaigner for Jewish refugees, was born on 24 August 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, the second of four children of William James Cook (1865–1959), surveyor of customs and excise, and his wife, Mary, ...

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Dummett [née Chesney], Agnes Margaret [Ann], Lady Dummett (1930–2012), campaigner for racial justice and equality, was born on 4 September 1930 at Westminster Hospital, the daughter of Arthur Chesney, formerly Arthur William Chesney Kellaway (1882–1949), actor, and Kathleen (Kitty) Ridge (1901–1988), artist. At the time of her birth registration both parents lived at ...

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Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett (1925–2011) by unknown photographer, 1960–1969 ©Studio Edmark, Oxford

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Dummett, Sir Michael Anthony Eardley (1925–2011), philosopher and campaigner against racial injustice, was born Michael Eardley Dummett at 56 York Terrace, Marylebone, London on 27 June 1925, the only child of George Herbert Dummett (1880–1970), a silk merchant also later dealing in rayon, and his wife ...