UK's trailblazing first black female headteacher leaves a lasting legacy
UK's trailblazing first black female headteacher dies aged 81 'leaving lasting legacy'
TRIBUTES were paid this week to the country’s first woman black headteacher who moved to Camden from Jamaica with just £36 in her pocket.
Yvonne Conolly, who has died aged 81 following a long battle with myeloma, had to be accompanied by a “minder” on the day she took over Ring Cross primary school, Islington, in 1968.
“All hell broke loose” with “all sorts of nasty” racist abuse, she had recalled in a wide-ranging interview with the New Journal last year.
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