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Whatever is done it must be done non-violently, democratically and culturally inclusively, Isaac Newton Farris Jr. writes.
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.
Understanding the role art played as a sanitiser of violence shows that destroying or removing monuments from public view does not erase history.