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James Africanus Beale Horton

James Africanus Beale Horton

Image Credit: Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh By Tom Cunningham James “Africanus” Beale Horton was born in Gloucester (Sierra Leone) in 1835. Graduating (M.D.) from Edinburgh University in 1859, …

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Wong Fun

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Dingjian Xie In the 1850s, the University of Edinburgh became one of the first destinations for early Chinese students who wanted to study overseas. Dr …

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1809 – William Fergusson, the first known black student of the University of Edinburgh, matriculates.

Born in Jamaica, he qualified in medicine in 1813 before becoming the only ever black governor of Sierra Leone in the mid-1840s. Fergusson became a model example for future West …

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1809 – William Fergusson, the first known black student of the University of Edinburgh, matriculates Wong Fun James Africanus Beale Horton

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