1 of 4 portraits by Staffan Gnosspelius
Art Fund Popular Portraits Collection. Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Rob Adderley, and Ceri Buckmaster, and Staffan Gnosspelius
currency note, 2009
2 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (70 mm x 135 mm) overall
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Olive Morris was born in Jamaica in 1952 and moved with her family to Britain aged nine. She became a leading political activist and community organiser who established the Brixton Black Women's Group, playing a pivotal role in the campaign against racial discrimination and injustice in the UK.
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