League of Coloured Peoples

League Of Coloured Peoples

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The League of Coloured People was a British civil rights organization. The league was founded in 1931 in London with the goal of racial equality around the world. Though the league's primary focus was black rights in Britain, it also was involved in other civil-rights issues, such as the persecution of the Jews in Germany. In 1933, The League of Coloured Peoples began publication of the civil-rights journal The Keys, and was a powerful civil rights force until its dissolution in 1951.

The beginning

Harold Moody, a physician and devout Christian, was frustrated with the prejudice he experienced in Britain, from finding employment to simply obtaining a residence. Through his involvement with London Christian Endeavour Federation, Moody began to confront employers who were refusing jobs to black Britons. On March 13, 1931 in a London YMCA, Moody called a meeting with the contacts he had made over the years. On this night, they formed The League of Coloured Peoples.

The inaugural executive committee of The League of Coloured Peoples included: Also present at the inaugural meeting was Stella Thomas, who would go on to become the first woman magistrate in West Africa.


At the inaugural meeting, the The League of Coloured Peoples established four main aims:<blockquote>1. To protect the social, educational, economic and...
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