Catherine Impey

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Catherine Impey (1847 – December 14, 1923) was a British Quaker activist against racial discrimination. She founded Britain's first anti-racist journal, Anti-Caste, in March 1888 and edited it until its last edition in 1895.

The journal was inspired[1] by Booker T. Washington's Southern Letter. Impey visited the United States several times from 1878 and the journal focused largely on issues in America. In 1893, she formed an organisation, The Society for the Recognition of the Universal Brotherhood of Man, with the American Ida B. Wells, who visited the UK[2] to campaign against lynching.

Impey lived in Street, Somerset.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Dr Caroline Bressey, Anti-Caste: Britain’s First Anti-racist Journal, synopsis on ESRC website (RES-000-22-0522) accessed at [3] July 27, 2006. Also abstract from Dr Caroline Bressey in teaching programme at University of Essex, accessed at [4] July 27, 2006.

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  1. ^ The Booker T Washington Papers Vol.3 1889-1895 pp.33-34 accessed at [1] July 27, 2006
  2. ^ Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale, White Women, Racism and Slavery Verso 1992, p.175, ISBN 0-86091-552-2 cited in Shula Marks, Half-ally, half-untouchable at the same time: Britain and South Africa since 1959, accessed at [2] December 3, 2007