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Eamonn McCann. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.10.18

My neighbour John Hume changed a great deal by never changing himself

Eamonn McCann


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John Hume is carried aloft through Londonderry city centre after being returned as MP for Foyle in 1987

John Hume is carried aloft through Londonderry city centre after being returned as MP for Foyle in 1987

John Hume with former US President Bill Clinton

John Hume with former US President Bill Clinton

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Ey

John Hume and David Trimble with U2 frontman Bono celebrating the Good Friday Agreement

John Hume and David Trimble with U2 frontman Bono celebrating the Good Friday Agreement

John Hume with party colleague Seamus Mallon

John Hume with party colleague Seamus Mallon

John Hume playing with his children

John Hume playing with his children

John Hume on his wedding day with wife Pat

John Hume on his wedding day with wife Pat

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John Hume is carried aloft through Londonderry city centre after being returned as MP for Foyle in 1987

John came from along the street where I lived, so I knew of him from an early age as a neighbour. He was a couple of years older than me.

I came to know him as a public political figure when he led, having founded, the University for Derry Action Committee in 1965. The university campaign had a more profound effect on the politics of the North, particularly of Derry, than has generally been acknowledged.


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