Ref no42840
TitlePapers of Mr Paul Stephenson
DescriptionScanned and xeroxed copies of photographs, newspaper cuttings, letters and other miscellaneous items relating to Paul Stephenson and the Bristol Bus Boycott campaign. Many of the copies relate to campaigns to fight racism but there are also personal pictures of him with his family. Some of the photos are unpublished copies of celebrities such as Muhammed Ali, the boxer; Bobby Charlton, the footballer; and the actor Norman Beaton.
Extent2 boxes
Administrative historyPaul Stephenson, the first Black Honorary Freeman of the City of Bristol and civil rights campaigner, is best known for the role he played in the Bristol Bus Boycott campaign of 1963, which overturned the refusal of Bristol Omnibus Company to employ Black drivers and conductors. He then became the first Black member of the Sports Council. While in London he worked with the boxer Muhammad Ali setting up the Muhammad Ali Sports Development Association in Brixton, and he also set up the Cleo Laine Schools' Music Awards from 1977 to 1982 with Cleo Laine and her husband, John Dankworth. In 1975 he was appointed to the British Sports Council and was later appointed to the Press Council, now the Press Complaints Commission. He is a founder member of the Bristol Black Archives Partnership, of which he is a patron.
Access statusMixed
Access conditionsAccess to certain items in this collection which contain personal data is restricted. Please contact Bristol Archives for further information if you wish to consult items marked Restricted.
Custodial historyAcquired as part of the Bristol Black Archives Partnership from Paul Stephenson in 2005, with additions received in 2008
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