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Olive Morris

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Olive Morris

Person  Female  Born 26/6/1952  Died 12/7/1979

Activist and community leader. Born in St Catherine, Jamaica, and moved to Britain at the age of nine. She was a founding member of the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) in London, and established the Brixton Black Women's Group. She was also a member of the British Black Panther Movement and helped found the Manchester Black Women's Cooperative and Manchester Black Women's Mutual Aid Group. Died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Our picture shows her on the B£1 denomination of the Brixton Pound, a local currency in Brixton,

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Olive Morris 1

The plaque is just inside the entrance to Olive Morris House.

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Olive Morris 2

The inscription is on a window and consequently is very difficult to photograph.

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