Black History Month: Jocelyn Barrow

Line drawing of Jocelyn Barrow - she is looking forward and smiling with her mouth open. She is wearing a hat with a veil that covers her hair and forehead, and earrings. The text in the image is included in the body of the post.

Jocelyn Barrow was a founding member and General Secretary of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination, the organisation responsible for driving the Race Relations legislation of 1968.

As a teacher trainer in the 1960s, Barrow pioneered the introduction of multicultural education into the British schools system.

Barrow was also the first black woman Governor of the BBC, and the founder and Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council, which set standards and investigated complaints into TV, press and radio, as well as leading on studies into the effects in society of what people see on TV. The BSC later became Ofcom.

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