The Bristol Bus Boycott

Today is the anniversary of the Bristol Bus Boycott, a protest against the Bristol Omnibus Company and the TGWU trade union’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews. At the time it was legal to discriminate in employment decisions based on race. The protest was successful and on 17 September 1963, Raghbir Singh, a Sikh, became Bristol’s first non-White bus conductor.

For a more in-depth look at this, try the History Extra podcast on this subject.

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