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Learie Constantine
Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine 1945


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Learie Constantine 1945

10 mins United Kingdom

Trinidadian Learie Constantine was a celebrated cricketing all-rounder for the West Indies and the club professional for Lancashire League team, Nelson 1929-1937. This short film made by the Colonial Unit shows the cricketing legend in his role as welfare officer for the Ministry of Labour in Liverpool - acting as advisor to African and Caribbean munitions workers on Merseyside.

Learie Constantine: sportsman, author, lawyer, politician and champion of racial equality, was awarded an MBE in 1945, Knighted in 1962 and was created a life peer in 1969 - Baron Constantine of Maravel and Nelson.




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