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Jamaica-born British civil rights campaigner Roy Hackett dies

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(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica-born British civil rights campaigner Roy Hackett has died.

The BBC is reporting that Hackett, who is described as a “humble freedom fighter”, passed away at age 93.

It was reported that Hackett was one of the organisers of the Bristol Bus Boycott, a successful campaign to overturn a ban by Bristol Omnibus Company on employing black and Asian drivers and conductors.

He once said: “I lived in many places before I came to Bristol, and I never had racism as tough as back then.”

Born in Jamaica, he was appointed an MBE in 2009 and an OBE in 2020.

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