When Alvin Hall was hired on 7 December 1982, he was the first black person on Wall Street in a training capacity. “I was walking on eggshells all the time,” he said. “I remember one very bigoted man who told me I wouldn’t be around in two years. He said ‘we’re going to eat you up and spit you out’. My Grandmother was my best mentor. She told me to ignore those people and their comments and let them go.”
Appearing at the Dive In festival only a week after returning from Rio, Ellie Simmonds OBE and Libby Clegg spoke about their success at the Paralympics and their take on disabilities.
The phenomenal Clare Balding, UK sports and TV presenter, children’s book author and campaigner for women in sport, joined Dive In in London on Tuesday night and asked the audience to take two messages away from the evening.