Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
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1954 – Born in March 13th in British Guiana [now Guyana]. British politician, the first woman of African descent to serve in a British cabinet and as leader of the House of Lords.
1976 – She was educated at Townley Grammar School for Girls and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Warwick.
1977 – Earned a master’s degree in cultural studies from the University of Birmingham.
1981 – Began a career in local government working in various London boroughs.
1984 – She was Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission.
– She was a management consultant.
1994 – She was managing director of Quality and Equality.
1997 – She was created Baroness Amos, of Brondesbury in the London Borough of Brent on September 24th.
2001 – She became parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
2003 – She was appointed leader of the House of Lords, the third ever woman to hold the post.
– Took over as International Development Secretary after the resignation of Clare Short, thereby becoming the first black woman to sit in the cabinet.