Britain & Slavery
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Edward Colston statue toppled: How Bristol came to see the slave trader as a hero and philanthropist.5 min read
The statue was part of a push in the Victorian era to create mercantile heroes. Colston’s slaving activities were conveniently glossed over.
Public sculpture expert: Why I welcome the decision to throw Bristol’s Edward Colston statue in the river.5 min read
After years of inaction by authorities, protesters have forced the point – opening a new chapter in this monument’s history.
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
An excellent and informative thread about the Colston statue toppled in Bristol at the weekend. It absolutely destroys the argument that it could have been removed legally, especially as people had been calling for it to be removed, and had expressed indignation and anger for years...