50 Years of The Race Relations Act

Bristol played its part in the creation of the Race Relations Act with the pressure from the Bristol Bus Boycott having preceded the 1965 Act by two years in 1963.

Whenever I give talks about St Pauls Carnival and its history, I always make the point that the Race Relations Act alone did not have the power to change things on the ground and so the St Pauls Festival was formed in 1968 to bring about community and inter cultural cohesion and understanding.

 

Featured image above of Luke Carter’s winning design for the Bristol Pound £B10 note

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