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Harold Moody (1882-1947), Physician; founder of the League of Coloured Peoples

Harold Arundel Moody

Sitter in 1 portrait
Harold Moody was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to England in 1904 to study medicine. As a physician he set up practice in Peckham, South East London. He was also a preacher in the Congregational Church and in 1931 became the founder of the League of Coloured People. This was an organisation that aimed to fight discrimination and seek better opportunities and conditions for students and workers from Africa and the West Indies in England.

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Harold Moody

by Ronald Moody
bronze head, 1997 (1946)
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6380