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Racial Equality in Britain - Learie Constantine

The former West Indies cricketer, Learie Constantine, took a London hotel to court in 1943. It had refused to let him and his family stay because they were black.

The former West Indies cricketer, Learie Constantine, took the Imperial Hotel in London to court in 1943. It had refused to let him and his family stay because they were black. He won his case. Susan Hulme brings you his story from the BBC Archives.

Photo: Sir Learie Constantine and his wife in the 1960s. Credit: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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