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Oct. 9, 2019
When we still have statues honouring the slave traders - such as that of Edward Colston in Bristol and Christopher Codrington, the 19th century slave owner, at All Souls, Oxford - it is only right that we acknowledge the value of the labour, the depth of the indignity and the incredible injustice and cruelty suffered by the enslaved women and men.
There is an urgent petition on change.org because there is no major memorial in England to commemorate the victims of the Transatlantic Slave trade. These are millions of people who were brought over from Africa in ships and kept as slaves. Many of them built Britain, but were subjected to cruelty and forced into inhumane conditions as well as bing torn away from thier homelands.
Memorial 2007, is a charity that is campaigning for an Enslaved Africans Memorial in London’s Hyde Park. The charity has secured planning permission for a space in the Rose Gardens and commissioned statue designs.They need the Government to fund this. Time is running out as planning permission will expire on the 7th November. They are calling on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to fund the first dedicated major memorial to Enslaved Africans before the deadline.