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Statue of Wales' first black headteacher Betty Campbell

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Wales' first black headteacher Betty Campbell will be remembered with a statue in her hometown of Cardiff.

Betty Campbell was an anti-apartheid campaigner. She has been described as a "true pioneer" and "inspiration to other black and ethnic minority people".

She made history when she was appointed head of Mount Stuart Primary School in Cardiff in the 1970s.

Speaking to the National Assembly of Wales before her death in 2017, Mrs Campbell said she was "determined" to become an inspiration for others and enhance black culture.

I felt there was a lack of black people in education.

I was determined that I was going to become one of those people and enhance the black spirit, black culture as much as I could.

Without the community I grew up in, I don't think I would've achieved anything.

– Betty Campbell

Betty Campbell won a public vote to become Wales’ first statue of a notable Welsh woman forgotten to history in a campaign launched by BBC Wales.

The statue will be placed in Central Square in Cardiff city centre.