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Face the Truth

Aug. 4, 2020

The campaign for a memorial to enslaved African people has achieved a milestone with 107,000 signatories to the petition.
( The target was 100,000 ). Here is an impression of the memorial in its proposed location in the rose garden, Hyde Park, London.

As Afua Hirsch wrote in the Guardian, months ago " Britain was built on the backs of slaves. A memorial is the least they deserve". In Bristol it is now understood that the true history of the city's wealth, including that made from the slave trade, has to be part of understanding our past and its legacies. London too must surely acknowldege the need to include all our people in the history we teach and the memorials we erect.

https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-housing-communities-and-local-government-uk-government-build-memorial-to-remember-the-victims-of-the-slave-trade

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/23/memorial-2007-enslaved-africans-black-history-britain