Replace the Colston Statue with a Black Individual

Replace the Colston Statue with a Black Individual

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Issie Yewman
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Following the statue of Edward Colston being thrown into the harbour, it is time a suitable replacement is found that honours black Bristolians.

There are many suitable candidates for this honour that have some relation to Bristol: Princess Campbell, the first black ward sister for Bristol, is one possible candidate; another is James Peters, the first black rugby player to represent England. But the primary focus should be to communicate with the black community of Bristol, raise up black voices, to find an individual whom they wish to honour and remember.

It is time Bristol moves forward with its history in the slave trade, acknowledging the evil committed and how it can educate its citizens about black history.