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Bunting, Sidney Percival (1873–1936), political activist in South Africa, was born at 14 Oakley Square, Somers Town, St Pancras, London, on 29 June 1873, the second of four children of the nonconformist social activists Percy William Bunting (1836–1911) and his wife, Mary Hyett, ...

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Mary Ann Camberton Cary (1823–1893) by unknown photographer, c. 1845–55 National Archives of Canada / C-029977

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Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...

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Cremer, Sir William Randal (1828–1908), peace campaigner, born on 18 March 1828 at Fareham, Hampshire, was the son of George Cremer, a coach-painter, and his wife, Harriet Tutte, daughter of a local builder. Deserted by her husband, Cremer's mother, a devout Methodist, brought up ...

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887–1940) by unknown photographer, c. 1920 Getty Images

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Garvey, Marcus Mosiah (1887–1940), pan-African nationalist leader, was born on 17 August 1887 in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica, the last of two surviving children of Malcus Mosiah Garvey, stonemason (1838–1920), and Sarah Jane Richards (1847/1852–1908), a farmer and domestic servant. His father was a descendant of the maroons, fugitive Africans from the era of slavery. ...

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Hyde, Douglas Arnold (1911–1996), journalist and political activist, was born on 8 April 1911 at 43 Queen Street, Worthing, Sussex, the son of Gerald Hyde, a pastry cook and confectioner, and his wife, Alice Emily, née Shill, a dressmaker and milliner, who later became a journalist. After living in ...

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Murphy, John Thomas (1888–1965), political activist, was born at 235 Gorton Lane, Gorton, Manchester, on 9 December 1888, the son of John Murphy, a blacksmith's striker in an iron foundry, and Sarah Pratt. His father was an Irish Catholic and his mother an English Baptist; ...

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Willard, Frances Elizabeth (1839–1898), social activist and suffragist, was born on 28 September 1839 in Churchville, New York, the fourth of five children (only three of whom survived infancy) of Mary Thompson Hill (1805–1892), a teacher, and Josiah Flint Willard (1805–1868), a gentleman farmer and businessman. ...