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Abbott, Edith

Kathleen Banks Nutter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Social Work; Education. 1489 words.

Abbott, Edith (26 September 1876–28 July 1957), social reformer, social work educator, and author, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and first...

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Abbott, Grace

Julie Longo and Sandra F. VanBurkleo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1955 words.

Abbott, Grace (17 November 1878–19 June 1939), social worker and administrator, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and politician, and Elizabeth...

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Abdy, Edward Strutt

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 671 words.

Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), campaigner against slavery and racism, was the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Abdy Abdy, born Thomas Abdy Rutherford (1755–1798), Church of England...

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Alcindor, John

Jeffrey Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Medicine and Health. 813 words.

Alcindor, John (1873–1924), general practitioner and leader of the African Progress Union, was born on 8 or 9 July 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of Francis Alcindor, cocoa...

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Armitage, Thomas Rhodes

G. A. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1813 words.

Armitage, Thomas Rhodes (1824–1890), campaigner for blind people, was born at Tilgate, Sussex, on 2 April 1824, the sixth of seven sons of James Armitage (1793–1872), a prosperous Leeds...

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Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke

David Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2206 words.

Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician, was born on 6 December 1922 at 34 Wellington Street, Widnes, Lancashire, the son of John Ashley (d. 1927), a labourer in...

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Austin, (Ethel) Winifred

K. A. Manley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1112 words.

Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people, was born on 7 October 1873 (not 1875, as her obituaries state) at 3 Lansdowne Place, Blackheath Hill,...

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Baker, Charles

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 649 words.

Baker, Charles (1803–1874), teacher of deaf people, was born on 31 July 1803, the second son of Thomas Baker, headmaster of the Lancasterian School, Severn Street, Birmingham, and his wife,...

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Baker, Henry

G. L'E. Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1415 words.

Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people, was born on 8 May 1698 in Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, to William Baker, a clerk in chancery, and his...

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Bell, Alexander Graham

R. W. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Engineering and Technology; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1305 words.

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone, was born on 3 March 1847 at 16 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the second of three sons of...

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