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Replace Edward Colston statue with a statue of Dr. Paul Stephenson

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Today, the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston was rightly torn down, and promptly dumped in the harbour waters in Bristol, United Kingdom.

I propose that a far more admirable figure is chosen as a replacement statue, that of local campaigner: Dr. Paul Stephenson.

The leader of the successful 1963 Bristol Bus boycotts, Dr. Paul has continued to be a committed campaigner throughout his life, and Bristol proudly calls him a citizen.

Use this moment to cast aside the wrongful previous celebration of a slave-trader, and celebrate someone far more deserving. 

links for background info:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/paul-stephenson-who-is-bristol-707262?utm_source=sharebar&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sharebar

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Stephenson_(civil_rights_campaigner)



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