Campaign Against Racial Discrimination

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The Campaign Against Racial Discrimination was a British organization, founded in 1964 and which lasted until 1967, which lobbied for race relations legislation. The group's formation was inspired by a visit by Martin Luther King to London on his way to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. [1] Its founders included politician Anthony Lester, London County Councillor David Pitt, historian C.L.R. James, the Caribbean pacifist Marion Glean and the sociologist Hamza Alavi. [2]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations by Peter Barberis, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley. London : Pinter, 2000. ISBN 1-85567-264-2 (p.111-2)
  2. ^ The Changing Pattern of Black Politics in Britain by Kalbir Shukra. Pluto Press, 1998, ISBN 0-7453-1465-1 (p.20).

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