Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow(1929-), Businesswoman and campaigner for race equality
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Born in Trinidad, Barrow came to England in 1959 as a postgraduate. As an educator in the 1960's she pioneered multi-cultural education. As founding member and General Secretary of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD) she was responsible for writing the Race Relations Act of 1968. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the BBC and founder and Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council. She was a 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, and DBE (1992) for broadcasting and work with the EU as the UK Member of the Social Economic Committee.