First! Rosemary Brown runs for leadership of the New Democratic Party

Rosemary Brown challenges barriers when she becomes  the first woman and the first Black person to contest the leadership of a national political party. First elected in 1972 as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in British Columbia, Brown runs a  strong campaign to head the federal  New Democratic Party in 1975, coming in a close second to Ed Broadbent.

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