Asquith Xavier

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Asquith Camile Xavier (18 July 1920 – 18 June 1980) was a West Indian-born Briton who ended a colour bar at British Railways in London by fighting to become the first non-white train guard at Euston railway station in 1966. Trevor Phillips, when chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, said in 2006: "Asquith's stand against discrimination brought to light the inadequacy of early race discrimination laws and persistent widespread discrimination faced by ethnic minorities." A plaque at the station commemorates his achievement.

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Asquith Xavier

In honour of Asquith Xavier who successfully fought to become the first black worker employed as a train guard at London Euston station in 1966

Euston Station, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom where they was

Asquith Xavier [full inscription unknown]

Chatham Railway Station, Chatham, United Kingdom where they worked