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Campaign Against Racial Discrimination or CARD (1964)

Was a British organisation, founded in 1964 and which lasted until 1967, that lobbied for race relations legislation. The group's formation was inspired by a visit by Martin Luther King to London in December 1964.

Colonial Office

This was a department of the UK government which oversaw its colonies.

Colour Bar

A form of systematic discrimination against black and ethnic minority groups. The colour bar meant those affected were prevented from applying for certain jobs or finding affordable housing.

Coloured

An outdated term used in the US and UK to describe people who are not white.

Commonwealth

The Act amended the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962, further reducing rights of citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations countries. The Act barred the future right of entry previously enjoyed by Citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, to those born there or who had at least one parent or grandparent born there.

Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962

This was a department of the UK government which oversaw its colonies.