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Jocelyn Barrow

Jocelyn Anita Barrow

15 April 1929(1929-04-15)
Died9 April 2020(2020-04-09) (aged 90)
London, England
Alma materInstitute of Education, University of London
OccupationEducator, community activist, politician
Known forGeneral Secretary of Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD)
First black woman to serve on the BBC Board of Governors
Spouse(s)Henderson Downer (m. 1970)

Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow (15 April 1929 – 9 April 2020)[1] was a British educator, community activist and politician. She was the Director for UK Development at Focus Consultancy Ltd. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and was founder and Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council.[1]