Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow(1929-2020), Educationist, public servant and campaigner for race equality; Co-founder of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination
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Born in Trinidad, Barrow qualified as a teacher and came to England in 1959 for further study. As a teacher working primarily in deprived areas of London in the 1960s, she pioneered multicultural education. She was a founding member and General Secretary of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD), the organisation responsible for the Race Relations Act of 1968. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the BBC and was also Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council, Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and a Governor of the British Film Institute. Awarded the OBE (1972) for work in education and community relations, she was later made DBE (1992) for broadcasting and work with the EU on the Economic and Social Committee.