Roy Hackett
Roy Hackett's mural in St Paul's

It was an honour to know Roy Hackett.

He was a civil rights hero, rightly lauded for his leadership in the Bristol Bus Boycott and the St Paul’s Carnival, which both say so much about who we are as Bristol.

He was an inspiration to so many and taught us all so much about standing up for justice and equality.

I will miss his warm smile, quick wit and charm as well as his deep and lasting commitment to the people of Bristol and to ending racism.

I had met him in 2020 after he had just been awarded an MBE. You can watch the film here.

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