Black History Month In Canada… Rosemary Brown

Until we get equality we need our inspiring people from ethnic minorities.

Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti

Rosemary Brown – Social Worker and Political Trailblazer

“To be black and female in a society which is both racist and sexist is to be in the unique position of having nowhere to go but up,” said Rosemary Brown.

A staunch feminist and a socialist, and Canada’s first Black female member of a provincial legislature, Rosemary Brown battled for equality and human rights in her lifetime. Black women have endured discrimination in Canada and much worse — over the course of history.

Rosemary Brown has the distinction of being Canada’s first Black female member of a provincial legislature and the first woman to run for leadership of a federal political party. Brown was born in Jamaica to a politically minded family. She immigrated to Canada in 1951 to pursue post-secondary studies in social work at McGill University (BA) and the University of British Columbia (Masters of Social Work). As a…

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2 thoughts on “Black History Month In Canada… Rosemary Brown

    1. It’s a pleasure John. Sorry you got caught up in some unpleasant exchanges. I’m being trolled by a rather unpleasant guy under a number of guises. You never know.

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