Timeline

November 21, 1855
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Dingjian Xie In the 1850s, the University of Edinburgh became…
November 21, 1855
October 9, 1859
Image reproduced courtesy of the Ypsilanti Historical Society By Esme Allman Elijah McCoy, born in…
October 9, 1859
November 7, 1859
Image Credit: Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh By Tom Cunningham James “Africanus” Beale Horton…
November 7, 1859
November 8, 1860
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Hannah McGurk Jesse Ewing Glasgow Jr. was an exceptional African…
November 8, 1860
November 3, 1882
By Daisy Chamberlain Phrenology emerged in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as an “analytical science”…
November 3, 1882
January 7, 1887
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Vidhipssa Mohan Prafulla Chandra Ray was a chemist, an industrialist as…
January 7, 1887
November 7, 1890
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Vidhipssa Mohan Kadambini Ganguly (1862-1923) is one of the earliest women…
November 7, 1890
January 8, 1892
Image reproduced courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore By Dingjian Xie During his life, Lim…
January 8, 1892
November 7, 1905
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Tom Cunningham Arthur Cecil Alport (1880-1959), born in Beaufort West, the…
November 7, 1905
November 8, 1906
Image – reproduced courtesy of Hakim Adi & the British Library By Henry Dee In…
November 8, 1906
November 8, 1911
Image reproduced courtesy of the University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections, University collection, GB248…
November 8, 1911
November 7, 1915
Image Credit: Estelle Appiah and Margaret Rousse-Jones, Returned Exile:A Biography of George James Christian of Dominica…
November 7, 1915
January 7, 1918
Image courtesy of the Idries Shah Foundation By Esme Allman Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah was an…
January 7, 1918
November 8, 1919
Illustration by Yaz Serrano   By Lea Ventre Jung Bahadur Singh was first named ‘Deenanath’ at…
November 8, 1919
November 6, 1921
Image Credit: Cultural Relics By Dingjian Xie Yuan Changying (袁昌英, 11 October 1894–28 April 1973), a…
November 6, 1921
May 27, 1927
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Ara Kim Born on 26 August 1897 in South Korea,…
May 27, 1927
November 21, 1930
Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson, from Bourne, Mother Country. Image reproduced courtesy of Stephen Bourne By Lea Ventre…
November 21, 1930
November 8, 1936
Image – reproduced courtesy of the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre By Henry Dee A cigarette-smoking single…
November 8, 1936
January 16, 1938
Image reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh By Lea Ventre Lord…
January 16, 1938
November 8, 1940
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Natasha Ruwona Dr. Oku Ampofo (1908-1998) of Mampong, Ghana, lived in…
November 8, 1940
November 6, 1941
Image is a reproduction courtesy of the The National Archives, reference CO1069/165/5 By Henry Dee The…
November 6, 1941
November 21, 1944
Image – reproduced courtesy of Sangamithra Choudree By Laurence Jarlett Dr Ansuyah Singh studied medicine in…
November 21, 1944
June 6, 1949
Image credit: University of Edinburgh By Tom Cunningham At Edinburgh 1949-1952 Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)…
June 6, 1949
December 6, 1949
Image reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh By UncoverED research…
December 6, 1949
November 8, 1956
Image – reproduced courtesy of Assefa Negash By Tom Cunningham On the 30th April 1998…
November 8, 1956
November 8, 1958
Image – reproduced courtesy of Eljine Olga Nzeribe By UncoverED research team  Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru…
November 8, 1958
November 21, 1959
Image – reproduced courtesy of Brenda Locke and Tiffany Boyle By Natasha Ruwona Donald Locke…
November 21, 1959
November 7, 1960
Image – reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh…
November 7, 1960
January 7, 1963
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Hannah McGurk Kenneth Ramchand wrote his PhD on Caribbean literature…
January 7, 1963
January 16, 1965
Image courtesy of Professor Geoff Palmer By Natasha Ruwona Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer, referred to now as…
January 16, 1965
November 3, 1967
Image reproduced courtesy of Azar Moayeri By Cristina Moreno Lozano Azar Besharat Moayeri was born…
November 3, 1967
January 7, 1972
Illustration by Yaz Serrano By UncoverED research team  Bankole Ajibabi Omotoso, more commonly known as…
January 7, 1972