1975 Leadership Campaign
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1930.05.17 - Kingston, Jamaica. Immigrated to Canada in 1951.
AND PLACE OF DEATH:
2003.04.26 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Women's Rights Activist. Social Worker. University Professor.
New Democratic Party (NDP).
COLUMBIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA):
1986 - Retired, did not seek re-election.
1983.05.05 - Burnaby-Edmonds - Re-Elected.
1979.05.10 - Burnaby-Edmonds - Re-Elected.
1975.12.11 - Vancouver-Burrard - Re-Elected.
1972.08.30 - Vancouver-Burrard - Elected.
Security Intelligence Review Committee (1993-1998).
Candidate for Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, July
1975. First ballot: 2nd place (out of five candidates) with 413
votes - 25%. Second ballot: 2nd place with 397 votes (24%). Third ballot:
2nd place with 494 votes (31%). Fourth ballot: Brown lost to Ed Broadbent
by a vote of 984 (60%) to 658 (40%).
Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission, 1993-1996.
Brown was the first Black woman to be elected to public office in Canada
Brown and Emery Barnes were the first Black persons elected the British
Columbia Legislature (1972).
Brown was the first Black woman to run for the leadership of a federal
political party in Canada (1975).
of Toronto: Dr. Rosemary Brown (Memorial)