It took almost two decades for the Slave Trade Act to be repealed by Parliament, and it wasn't until the 1833 Emancipation Act and the abolition of the unfair apprenticeship schemes in 1838 that slavery was truly ended in the UK.Walter Tull appears for Tottenham Hotspurs against Bristol City in Ashton Gate, 1909It was an incredibly dark day for football when Walter Tull stepped out on to the pitch to a barrage of abuse from Bristol City fans.
The Bristol Evening Post had run a series of articles in 1961 exposing the local branch of the Transport and General Workers' Union resolution that stated: "Coloured workers should not be employed as bus crews."Read more: Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees 100 days in office progress report - the verdict The city's West Indian community, with the help of Mr Stephenson and inspired by Rosa Parks' refusal to move off a 'white only' bus seat began the Bristol bus boycott.
The campaign soon attracted national interest and was supported by Bristolians including Tony Benn, the MP for Bristol East.
You couldn't complain because the ward sister made a report.
You had to put up or shut up."Despite being knocked back and overlooked, Ms Campbell was finally promoted to the position of ward sister in 1974.
Throughout his campaign and in the first five months of his tenure, the 44-year-old has put racial and gender equality at the forefront of his proposals.
Speaking at his first annual statement in May he said: "There is a general consensus that Bristol needs to become a less unequal city."In the next 12 months I will bring forward plans to introduce a Bristol Charter for Corporate Social Responsibility and I will set out to establish a Living Wage Partnership that will encourage Bristol employers to pay their employees the Living Wage.
A century after Tull was subject to racial abuse, the Bristol-based Walter Tull Association, which seeks to educated school children about racism, was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant for £45,000 in 2009.
Paul Stephenson leads the Bristol Bus Boycott, 1963After arriving in Bristol to take a job as a social worker, Paul Stephenson campaign against the Bristol Omnibus Company when they refused to interview Guy Reid Bailey for job when managers were told he was black.
On August 28, 1963 after 60 days of the bus boycott, the company surrendered and the following month Raghbir Singh became the city's first ethnic minority bus conductor.
First St Paul's Carnival takes place, 1968St Paul's Carnival was established and launched by the Commonwealth Co-ordinated Committee (CCC) in 1968.
year, the national event aims to celebrate and educate communities about the achievements and traditions of black and ethnic minorities.