NAMES

TO REMEMBER

JOHN EDMONSTONE

One of Darwin's teachers at Edinburgh University. His methods of taxidermy helped Darwin's research into evolution.

ANDREW WATSON

1st black international football player for Scotland 1881 - 1883.

IGNATIUS SANCHO

1st black man to cast a vote in Britain.

GEOFF PALMER

1st black professor in Scotland in 1989.

MARY PRINCE

was an abolitionist and the first black woman to publish her life story. (From Heritage Calling).

HENRIETTA LACKS

Her cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were essential to developing the polio vaccine. ... Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.

 

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