Kamal Chunchie

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Kamal Chunchie was born in 1886 and died 1953.[1] As a Methodist minister, he worked in race relations in Canning Town where he founded The Coloured Men's Institute.[2][3]

Kamal Chunchie was born in Sri Lanka and by 1920 was living in the East End of London.[4] He was appalled by the way black people were treated, and he wanted to improve the social aspects of their lives.


  1. ^ Kamal Chunchie : Oxford Biography Index entry
  2. ^ Kamal Chunchie - The Other Eastenders (Eastside Community Heritage) Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ The Coloured Men's Institute from The welfare of seamen
  4. ^ Geoffrey Bell, The other Eastenders : Kamal Chunchie and West Ham's early black community (Stratford: Eastside Community Heritage, 2002) OCLC 51109078

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