Celebrating Black History Month
Every week during Black History Month Modeshift will celebrate the contribution that black people have made and continue to make to create a better, more inclusive and well run transport system, as well as the contribution they have and are making to active travel and keeping air pollution on the agenda.
Joe Clough was the first black bus driver. In 1910, Joe Clough applied to work at London General Omnibus Company. He became a spare driver. He passed his bus driving test and started driving a number 11B bus between Liverpool Street and Wormwood Scrubs. To find out more visit https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/bhm-firsts/joe-clough-the-first-black-bus-driver/