Google Honours Jamaica-Born British Doctor, Civil Rights Pioneer Harold Moody

Jamaica-born British doctor and civil rights pioneer Dr Harold Moody is being revered by Google Doodle today. 

On September 1, 1904, the then 23-year-old arrived in the United Kingdom to pursue medical studies at King’s College in London. 

His life in London was marred by racism, which led him to form the UK’s first civil rights movement. 

Though he was a fully qualified doctor, having achieved the highest honours throughout his training and further education, he was unable to work due to the colour bar system that denied people opportunities based upon their race.

Moody was undeterred and so he opened a private medical practice in Peckham, South East London. 

The two children depicted in the doodle, which is illustrated by Dublin artist Charlot Kristensen, are a reference to Moody’s treatment of disadvantaged children.


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