Jocelyn Barrow

Chivalric Order Member

1929 –

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Who is Jocelyn Barrow?

Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow, Mrs. Downer, DBE is the Director for UK Development at Focus Consultancy Ltd. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the BBC and was founder and Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council.

Dame Jocelyn was a founding member and General Secretary of Campaign Against Racial Discrimination, the organisation responsible for the Race Relations Act of 1968. As a senior teacher, and later as a teacher-trainer, at Furzedown College and at the Institute of Education in the 1960s, she pioneered the introduction of multi-cultural education, stressing the needs of the various ethnic groups in the UK.

She was instrumental in the establishment of the North Atlantic Slavery Gallery and the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool. She was a Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and a Governor of the British Film Institute.

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Born
Apr 15, 1929

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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