Una Marson
(1905-1965)

Died aged c. 60

Una Maud Victoria Marson (6 February 1905 – 6 May 1965) was a Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and radio programmes. She travelled to London in 1932 and became the first black woman to be employed by the BBC during World War II. In 1942 she became producer of the programme Calling the West Indies, turning it into Caribbean Voices, which became an important forum for Caribbean literary work.

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Una Marson 1905 to 1965 Poet, playwright, campaigner for equality, first black woman programme maker at the BBC

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