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Activist recalls historic campaign

Local African Caribbean civil rights activist, Paul Stephenson is due to speak on the famous "Bristol Bus Boycott" in which he played a key role.


Paul Stephenson
Paul campaigned against racist policies

He successfully challenged Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ black drivers and conductors.

The 1963 boycott was the first black-led civil rights campaign in Britain - and was inspired by the Montgomery Bus Boycott Campaign in Alabama 1955, which was prompted by the actions of Rosa Parks whose death was announced on 25 October.

Local historian, Madge Dresser of UWE will give the historian's perspective of the "Bristol Bus Boycott" and its impact over 40 years on. 

Paul Stephenson, will be giving his talk at Bristol's Record Office from 7 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, 27 October. Places are free, but must be booked in advance.

Anyone interested should contact 0117 922 4224 (9.30am - 4.30pm) or email: bro@bristol-city.gov.uk or use the booking form on website www.bristol-city.gov.uk/recordoffice

last updated: 26/10/05
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