Catherine Impey born Street, Somerset August 13, 1847 (d. 1923). British Quaker reformer and humanitarian; pioneer of transatlantic campaign against lynching; opponent of militarism: vegetarian; founded first British anti-racist paper Anti-Caste 1888; began anti-racist Society for the Recognition of the Universal Brotherhood of Man 1893; campaigned in US against lynching with Frederick Douglass; sponsored Ida B. Wells's tour of Britain.
"All arbitrary distinctions based on differences of social rank, [are] contrary to the mind of Christ." (Anti-Caste, p. 1, March 1888)
"The idea that colour has any place whatever in determining the place of members of the human family towards each other must everywhere be wiped out." (anti-caste gallery, Equiano Center, Univ. College, London; photo antiquarianbooksellersassociation)