Olive Morris relaxing on holiday in Jamaica. Olive was born in 1952 in Jamaica and emigrated to Britain aged nine. She attended Lavender Hill Primary School and Dick Shepherd School in Tulse Hill. She was a prominent community activist and first became involved in the late 1960s as a member of the Brixton Youth Section of the British Black Panther Movement. She was the co-founder of the Brixton Black Women's Group in 1974 and after studying at Manchester University she worked at the Brixton Law Centre. She died aged just 27 and is buried in Streatham Vale Cemetery.Part of the Olive Morris Collection, created and donated by Mike McColgan, Liz Obi and the Remembering Olive Morris Collective.Ref: IV 279/1/22/2/1
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