Rosemary Brown

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Rosemary Brown (1930-2003), Politician and Social Worker

Rosemary Brown was Canada's first Black female member of a provincial legislature (British Columbia), and the first woman to run for leadership of a federal political party (NDP). Her involvement in the BC Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and Voice of Women in the 1950s shaped how she would fight racism and sexism. She was the first black Ombudswoman and founding member of the Vancouver Status of Women Council (VSW). In 1972, Brown became a Member of the Legislative Assembly. She broke the colour barrier when she attempted to run for the federal NDP leadership in 1975 with the slogan, “Brown is Beautiful.” Upon retirement from the legislature in 1988, she was chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Brown was honoured with the Order of BC and the Order of Canada and received international accolades.