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Ken “Snakehips” Johnson

Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson - 1930

Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson, from Bourne, Mother Country. Image reproduced courtesy of Stephen Bourne By Lea Ventre Kenrick Reginald Hijmans Johnson never finished his studies at the University of Edinburgh. Alas, his …

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Kesaveloo Goonam - 1936

Image – reproduced courtesy of the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre By Henry Dee A cigarette-smoking single mother of three, who graduated from Edinburgh in 1936, ran numerous successful medical practices and …

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Primary source material – ‘The cold or rather insulting attitude of their white fellow brothers and sisters’ – The Student - 1937

Primary source material reproduced from KAMJI, ‘Colour-bar in Theory or in Practice?’, The Student, 1937 On my asking the two Indian students who returned early from the Christmas Revels, held …

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Primary source material – ‘His appearance, his colour and his race were against him’ - 1937

Primary source material reproduced from Arthur Cecil Alport, The House of Curious: The Odyssey of a Father and Son, Etc. (London, 1937), pp. 64; 71-73. Studying medicine during the first five years …

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David Pitt - 1938

Image reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh By Lea Ventre Lord David Thomas Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead studied medicine at University of Edinburgh between 1932 …

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