50th anniversary of bus boycott

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Bristol bus boycott. It was called when the Bristol Bus Company refused to employ black drivers and conductors.

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It's 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech - and here, it's fifty years since campaigners won their fight against the racist rules of a bus company.

On August 28th 1963 the Bristol Omnibus Company stopped its ban on black and Asian workers.

But how much have attitudes really changed? Robert Murphy reports:

50th anniversary of the bus boycott

Protesters at Bristol bus station in 1963. Credit: ITV News West Country

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Bristol bus boycott. It was called when the Bristol Bus Company refused to employ black drivers and conductors.

It lasted four months until the firm relented.

An event is being held at the M Shed where there is an original Lodekka bus, the same type that was used in the 60s.

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