Dr Madge Dresser, Social Historian

Madge Dresser researched the Bristol bus boycott story and published the pamphlet, Black and White on the Buses in 1986, with Bristol Broadsides publishing co-operative.

This meticulously researched text remains the definite guide to the Bristol Bus Boycott story and featured a number of views and perspectives on the event.

A video on this page shows Dr Madge Dresser, in 2011, in discussion with Mary Ingoldby and Rob Mitchell. Camera, Daniel Antelo.

She reads a correspondence between herself and foremost Caribbean historian CLR James in response to the pamphlet.

The booklet can also be found on the Victoria County History website.

Roy Hackett

AUDIO: Madge Dresser and Julie Tang interview Roy Hackett in November 1985. (3 minutes only) Below is a transcript to a longer interview. Roy Hackett

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Madge Dresser Archive

  Dr Madge DresserBA (California), MSc (LSE), MSc (Bristol), PgDip, Radio, Film and Television (Bristol), DPhil (UWE),  FRHistS. Dr Madge Dresser was a Reader in

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Journey to Justice

Madge Dresser has continued her commitment to working with history and social justice, as exemplified in projects such as Journey to Justice.