British civil rights campaigner Darcus Howe dies aged 74

Civil rights activist, Darcus Howe, passed away on Saturday after a battle with prostate cancer.

According to EU correspondent, Adam Gilchrist, Howe made a name for himself challenging racist police practices in the 1970's.

Trinidad-born, Howe arrived in the UK in 1961 and campaigned for black rights. He presented shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Howe was 74 at the time of his death.

Friends and critics spoke about his great intellect. Darcus Howe stressed a very peaceful, considered push to stop institutionalised racism in Britain.

Adam Gilchrist, EU correspondent

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