Celestine Edwards

Died aged c. 36

Samuel Jules Celestine Edwards (born late 1850s) was a Dominican editor, public speaker, author, and anti-racist activist.

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Celestine Edwards (?1858-1894) born in Dominica. Said to be Britain's first black newspaper editor. He was a preacher, and tireless anti-racist and anti-imperialist activist. He resided in Sunderland briefly and lectured in the Assembly Hall which once stood here.

old Midland Bank building, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom where they spoke