The activist Una Marson died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Jamaican activist who was a feminist, playwright, poet and radio programmer. She is one of the most celebrated activists of the 20th century and was instrumental in the canonization of Caribbean literature. She wrote about the beauty standards of Jamaican black women in the poems “Little Brown Girl,” “Black is Fancy” and “Kinky Hair Blues.”
She began her life in literature in 1926 when she was appointed to the position of assistant editor at the Jamaican political journal Jamaica Critic. She published her first collection of poems, the Tropic Reveries, in 1930. She wrote her first play, At What a Price, in 1931.
She helped create many of the literary and artistic institutions in Jamaica, including Kingston Readers and Writers Club and the Kingston Drama Club. She also founded the Jamaica Save the Children Fund.
She was born in Santa Cruz, Jamaica to Rev. Solomon Isaac Marson and Ada Wilhelmina Mullins. She was one of six children.
Through her radio program, Caribbean Voices, she got to meet many contemporary writers, including TS Eliot and George Orwell.
How did Una Marson die?
After her last activist platform, where she was a guest speaker at a three-day conference in Jerusalem, Marson was taken ill in Jerusalem and flew back to Jamaica on 10th April, 1965. After 10 days in hospital, she sadly suffered a heart attack and died on 6th May, 1965, in Jamaica.