Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities
Which Black Bristolian women do we need to shout louder about? You told us that you wanted more stories of inspiring Black Bristolians, so we’re putting together a new story celebrating women who’ve really made a difference.
The top names coming out of our own Black History Steering Group so far are below (in no particular order). There are thousands more but who do you think we should include? Who have we missed? Comment below.
- Hyacinth Hall – Bristol’s first Black headteacher
- Cleo Lake – Lord Mayor
- Fahma Mohamed – Anti-FGM campaigner
- Barbara Dettering – Teacher and Carnival co-founder
- Olive Osbourne – Educator and community worker
- Cathy Waithe – Educator and co-founder of Hummingbird books in St Pauls
- Carmen Beckford – Carnival co-founder, race relations worker
- Peaches Golding – Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, High Sheriff of Bristol
- Marti Burgess – Clubs and restaurant owner, current chair of Carnival
- Princess Campbell – Pioneering ward sister, community worker, campaigner
- Valda Jackson – Artist
- Revd Dawnecia Palmer – Reverend, community worker, peacekeeper
- Helen Wilson Roe – Artist
- Hibaq Jama – Bristol’s first Somali Councillor
- Asher Craig – Deputy Mayor
Find out more about our Black History project.
Image: Photo of Princess Campbell in her nurse uniform in the 1960s.