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1900 – Richard Akiwande Savage, Nigerian assistant editor of The Student newspaper, John Alcindor and William Meyer attend the first Pan-African Congress in London as delegates of the Edinburgh Afro-West Indian Association. - 1900


Meher Ardeshir Dadabhai Naoroji - 1901

Image reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh By Devika Meher A.D. Naoroji came to the University in 1901 and was the first Indian woman to …

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Primary source material – TES Scholes - 1905

Primary source material reproduced from TES Scholes, Glimpses of the Ages, or the ‘Superior’ and ‘Inferior’ Races, So-Called, Discussed in the Light of Science and History, Vol.1 (London, 1905) pp.xiv-xv, …

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Primary source material – ‘Asia Awake!’ - 1906

Primary source material reproduced from The Student 01/03/1906. Alongside debates, the Edinburgh Indian Association hosted recitals of poetry. ‘To Asia’ (possibly by BK Das, who addressed the association two weeks …

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Bandele Omoniyi - 1906

Image – reproduced courtesy of Hakim Adi & the British Library By Henry Dee In 1908, a footnote in a book about a missionary skeptically quipped: “His Highness Prince Bandele …

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c. 1906 – formation of the Edinburgh Chinese Students Society - 1906