Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE

Committed influential campaigner

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Age:
84
Profession:
Campaigner

From an early age, Dame Jocelyn faced racial discrimination. Such encounters had a profound impact on her and spurred her on to work for equality for all irrespective of the colour of their skin.

She helped make the kind of society we live in now.
- Bonnie Greer

Dame Jocelyn was the first black woman governor of the BBC and founder and deputy chair of the Broadcasting Council. With a range of educational and equal opportunities expertise, she has achieved ground-breaking feats such as The Race Relations Act 1968.

Dame Jocelyn continues to pursue the equality of everyone’s civil rights. Rightly, her name features on the list of 100 Great Black Britons identifying her as a permanent feature in black British history.