Bogside mural tribute to John Hume and Ivan Cooper

Derry civil rights leaders John Hume and Ivan Cooper at the unveiling of the mural in the Bogside. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Seamus McKinney
SDLP founders John Hume and Ivan Cooper came together again for the unveiling of a mural dedicated to the civil rights movement. Painted by the Bogside artists, the two civil rights leaders have been added to the refurbished artwork, one of seven along Rossville Street in Derry depicting key events in the city's history. Mr Hume said yesterday he was delighted to see the civil rights mural – which has stood for 20 years – being refreshed. The Nobel Laureate said: “The civil rights movement in Derry in 1968 had people from all walks of life and all traditions and [...]

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