More than 200 public tributes connected to slave trade found in Wales

Audit finds figures linked to colonial exploitation honoured in statues, buildings and street namesMore than 200 statues, street names and buildings in Wales have been identified as being connected to the slave trade, and many of the figures represented are shown as role models.An audit commissioned in July by the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, following the Black Lives Matter protests, identifies 13 monuments, buildings or street names commemorating people who took part in the African slave trade. Continue reading…

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Author : Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Publish date : 2020-11-26 06:00:50

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