May Tanner faced a lot of discrimination as a black nurse in the 1960s.
May Tanner is the Bristol Royal Infirmary's first black nurse.
The 86-year-old moved to the UK from Barbados after hearing the call to help rebuild the country, and first qualified as a nurse in 1959.
She worked at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1965, becoming a ward sister a year later.
She says she loved caring for others, but despite her many qualifications and good reputation amongst patients, she faced a lot of discrimination and was even passed up for a promotion, all because of the colour of her skin.
The white nurses you worked with, they would cross over. If you were coming down Channons Hill they worked with you on the ward, they would cross over to the other side as though you didn't know them.
I mean I had a ward sister once, a white one, and I was in charge of the hospital. She didn't want me there and you knew that. I was a black person, who am I to come and dictate to her what to do. And when I told her, you do as you're told.
Despite the discrimination she faced, May was adorned with nursing medals and even found love in the wards, marrying Michael, the son of one her patients, in 1963.
Fast forward to the present day, Charlette Graham-Brown, who has been a staff nurse at the Bristol Royal Infirmary for five years, says although things have improved, prejudices still exist.
Nowadays we do step back, because we think the stigma is still there.
May replies, "But you see now there's more of you, with me I was on my own."
If I had the courage that I got now, I mean I've learnt so much, I could write a book. Looking back, I wish I'd taken notes."
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