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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

George Padmore

 
 
George Padmore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. George Padmore Marker
Inscription.
George
Padmore

1903-1959
aka Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse

International Activist
and Renowned
Pan Africanist

Lived here
1941-1957


 
Erected by Nubian Jak Community Trust, Trinidad and Tobago High Commission, Ghana High Commission, Camden Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.991′ N, 0° 8.078′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Cranleigh Street just east of Eversholt Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17-24 Cranleigh Street, London Borough of Camden, England NW1 1NT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Dickens (a few steps from this marker); Father Basil Jellicoe (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mary Wollstonecraft (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Last Goon Show (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Pancras Old Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Burma Railway Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Euston War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
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George Padmore Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. George Padmore Marker - Wide View
Two markers are visible here towards the center picture - that of George Padmore (on the left) and Charles Dickens (on the right).

1. George Padmore (Wikipedia). "George Padmore (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959), born Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse in Trinidad, was a leading Pan-Africanist, journalist, and author. He left Trinidad in 1924 to study medicine in the United States, where he also joined the Communist Party....From there he moved to the Soviet Union, where he was active in the party, and working on African independence movements. He also worked for the party in Germany but left after the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s. He left the Communist Party in 1934 because of the abuses and widespread purges under Stalinism. He continued to support socialism....Padmore lived for a time in France, before settling in London. Toward the end of his life he moved to Accra, Ghana." (Submitted on May 6, 2018.) 

2. Padmore, George (1901-1959) (BlackPast.org). "A journalist, radical activist, and theoretician, George Padmore did more than perhaps any other single individual to shape the theory and discourse of Pan-African anti-imperialism in the first half of the twentieth century....Padmore settled in London, UK in 1936. There he helped foster a radical milieu of Pan-Africanist intellectuals that included Padmore's childhood friend, the Trotskyist theorist C.L.R. James. In 1936 Padmore published How Britain Rules Africa,
<i>Portrait of the Pan African leader George Padmore.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the David Graham Dubois Trust and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, circa 1950
3. Portrait of the Pan African leader George Padmore.
followed a year later by Africa and World Peace. Along with I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson, Padmore and James founded the International African Service Bureau in 1937. Padmore guided the bureau through the late 1930s and early 1940s until in merged into the Pan-African Federation in 1944. He was a principal organizer of the Manchester Pan-African Congress in 1945, which helped lay the foundation for postwar African colonial liberation movements. Throughout this period Padmore's articles and essays were printed regularly in the Chicago Defender, the Pittsburgh Courier, and The Crisis, as well as in newspapers throughout Britain, West Africa, and the Caribbean. Padmore's international journalism and other writings linked African American struggles with liberation movements in Africa and with African Diaspora peoples around the world and thus had a profound effect on the contours of black political thought." (Submitted on May 6, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Camden Town
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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