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John Richard Archer (1863–1932) by unknown photographer, c. 1913 General Research Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

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Archer, John Richard (1863–1932), local politician and Pan-Africanist, was born on 8 June 1863 at 3 Blake Street, Liverpool, the son of Richard Archer, a ship's steward, and his wife, Mary Theresa, née Burns. His father hailed from Barbados, his mother from Ireland...

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Gibbs [née Cox], Olive Frances (1918–1995), local politician and political campaigner, was born on 17 February 1918 at 1–3 Christ Church Old Buildings, St Thomas's, Oxford, the daughter of Lazarus Cox, then a private in the Army Service Corps but in peacetime a letterpress printer, and his wife, ...

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Ishbel Allan MacDonald (1903–1982) by Hay Wrightson, 1930–9 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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MacDonald [married names Ridgley, Peterkin], Ishbel Allan (1903–1982), political hostess and local politician, was born at 3 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, on 2 March 1903, the eldest daughter of the journalist and Labour politician, and later prime minister, (James) Ramsay MacDonald (1866–1937)...

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Mark [née MacDonald], Constance Winifred [Connie] (1923–2007), community activist, was born in Rollington Town, Kingston, Jamaica, on 21 December 1923, the daughter of Ernest MacDonald, a railway clerk. Her mixed-race heritage included a paternal grandfather who was a white Scotsman and a paternal grandmother who was Jamaican and the descendant of slaves. Her maternal grandfather was an indentured labourer from ...

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Spence, Augustus Andrew [Gusty] (1933–2011), paramilitary leader and politician, was born on 28 June 1933 at 66 Joseph Street in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, the sixth of seven children of William Edward (Ned) Spence, a labourer and former soldier, and his wife, ...