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Rosemary Brown
Kate Bodden /  Sat, 19 Feb 2022

Rosemary Brown went to McGill University as well as UBC where she faced both sexism and racism. She became an advocate for women and people of colour, and was a part of many activist groups. Rosemary Brown became the first black woman to sit in the legislative assembly of British Columbia and she ran for leadership of NDP with the slogan “Brown is Beautiful” (hence the repetition in the background). These are only a few of her many accomplishments. I painted her into the classic Canadian artwork “Under the Shadow of the Tent” by Helen McNicoll (1914).