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Padmore, George, 1902-1959

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Personal name headingPadmore, George, 1902-1959
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Variant(s)Nurse, Malcolm Ivan Meredith, 1902-1959
Padmore, George, 1903-1959
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeMoscow (Russia)
Birth date1902
Death date1959-09-23
Place of birthTacarigua (Trinidad and Tobago)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityCommunism Pan-Africanism
AffiliationFisk University Howard University Communist Party of the United States of America International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers International African Service Bureau
Profession or occupationJournalists
Found inHis How Britain rules Africa ... 1936.
Oxford DNB online, 5 Jan. 2009 (Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse, known as George Padmore, anti-colonialist political activist and author; born 1902 in Arouca district, Tacarigua, Trinidad; exact date remains unconfirmed but baptismal records apparently give 28 July 1902; died 23 Sept. 1959 in London)
LC database, Aug. 5, 2014 (hdg.: Padmore, George, 1903-1959)
African American National Biography, accessed March 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Padmore, George; Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse; communist, pan-africanist, political activist, writer; born 1902 in Tacarigua, Trinidad; studied at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee and at Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C.; became a member of the Workers (Communist) Party and took the political name George Padmore (1928); gave speeches at Communist gatherings, wrote for Daily Worker and Negro Champion; traveled to Moscow, was barred from reentering the country, never returned (1929); became head of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers, Moscow; was appointed editor of Negro Worker in Hamburg, Germany (1931); was arrested by the Nazis and deported to England (1933); was expelled from the Communist International (1934); became chair of the International African Service Bureau, London (1937); wrote books and sent articles to newspapers and magazines in Africa, United States, the Caribbean and Asia; organized the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester (1945); became an adviser on African affairs in Accra, Ghana (1957); died 23 September, 1959 in London, England)