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One of six children, Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad but was brought up in England. After leaving school she spent a short time in the world of banking and accountancy, but the staid Chief Accoun...

7/12/2010 6/27/2016

Diane Julie Abbott MP

London, England

London, England

Re: Her photo at age 7 (see Media tab):: I look a bit of a goody-two shoes in this picture - and I probably was, to be honest. I was about seven or eight when it was taken - at Vaughan Road Primary S...

1/14/2008 9/4/2015

Mary Jane Seacole MP (1805 - 1881)

Mary Jane Seacole (1805 – 14 May 1881) was a mixed-race British nurse. Born in Jamaica, she operated boarding houses in Panama and Crimea while simultaneously treating the sick. Seacole was taug...

6/16/2011 6/16/2011

Sophia Charlotte Queen Consort of Great Britain MP (1744 - 1818)

"Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg Charlotte"

Links: The Peerage Geneall Genealigics Find a grave Wikipedia: English Deutsch

4/21/2007 6/14/2011

Ignatius Sancho MP (c.1729 - 1780)

Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729 – 14 December 1780) was a composer, actor, and writer. He is the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election. He gained fame in his time as "the extraordinary...

6/10/2011 6/10/2011