Betty Campbell

A monument to honour Betty Campbell, Wales’ first black head teacher and black history campaigner, has been unveiled in Cardiff.

It is believed to be the first statue of a named, non-fictional woman in an outdoor public space in Wales.

Mrs Campbell, who died in 2017, proved her doubters wrong after being told as a child that her dream job as a head teacher was “insurmountable”.

The statue was commissioned following a BBC Wales Hidden Heroines poll. Prof Uzo Iwobi, founder of Race Council Cymru, said: “Wales has shown that this black woman truly matters to us all.”