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Betty Gray

Betty Gray, teacher and community builder in England.

Betty Gray was a primary school teacher in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she and her husband Rex lived from 1966. They both took early retirement in order to become involved with Moral Re-Armament’s (now known as Initiatives of Change) community relations campaigns. She and Rex worked alongside the former West Indies Vice-Captain Conrad Hunte, who had also retired from professional cricket in order to help to build Britain’s community relations.

Betty wrote the play Clashpoint, which theatre producer Nancy Ruthven helped her to stage. She and Rex toured with the play around Britain just after the Toxteth riots of 1985. It was performed at the Westminster Theatre in London, starring a young Kwami Kwei-Armah, and also in the US. Clashpoint was later made into a film starring Roshan Seth and Ellen Thomas. Betty also wrote the booklet Watersheds, published by Grosvenor Books in 1986.

Death year
United Kingdom
Primary country of residence
United Kingdom