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Rosemary Brown*
Rosemary Brown

A passionate woman with a determined vision of equality, she later settled in British Columbia and won a seat in the provincial legislature in 1972 — the first black woman to be elected to political office in Canada. Brown is a tireless leader in the struggle for the rights of women, men and children everywhere. She has been honoured around the world for her life work, as well as in Canada, where she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. Through her sustained efforts, she has become an inspiration in the field of social activism. Rosemary Brown's goals endure: to push boundaries, to challenge absolutes, and to make equality a reality for every human being.

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Updated: 19 March 2008

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