416 - Toppled Statues



This week’s ENW podcast reports on protests that started in south- west England over statues dedicated to former slave owners. Edward Colston’s statue stood in the centre of Bristol from 1895 until it was pulled down last week. The reason was that much of the money made by Colston’s businesses in the 18th Century came from slave trading. Since the statue’s downfall other controversial monuments across Europe and the USA have come under question. Should these statues be removed? What are the consequences?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all! (PDF)

Image credit: Caitlin Hobbs via Wikipedia CC BY 3.0.


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