Asquith Xavier - Medway Man who Made a Change to Race Relations
Flashback to our last session on Trailblazers when we learnt the inspirational story of Asquith Xavier who’s ability to overcome adversity and prejudice, made it illegal to refuse employment on the basis of race in 1966. He stood up for himself and those marginalised communities who were being treated unfairly just because of the their skin colour.
Dominican-born Asquith was part of the “Windrush Generation” that migrated from Caribbean countries to Britain. He put down roots in Medway and commuted from Chatham railway station to work at London Euston daily. This plaque was unveiled at Chatham station last year, in honour of his contribution to the multi-cultural Britain we live in today.