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Mississippi school slammed after telling students to ‘pretend you are a slave’

Purvis Middle School in Mississippi has been blasted after setting an 'extremely tone deaf' 'slave letter writing' assignment (pictured) to one of its classes

Mississippi school sparks fury after telling eighth graders to ‘pretend you’re a slave on a plantation’ and ‘write a letter to your family back in Africa’ as part of ‘tone deaf’ assignment Eighth graders at Purvis Middle School were set task a to pretend to be slaves The pupils were set a writing task to…

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Black Lives Matter: Monument of Waterloo hero and slave trader Thomas Picton will STAND

A monument in Carmarthen dedicated to Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton will not be removed or renamed as part of a Welsh government probe into 'offensive' statues

A monument in Carmarthen dedicated to a hero of the Battle of Waterloo also known as the ‘Tyrant of Trinidad’ will not be removed or renamed as part of a Welsh government probe into ‘offensive’ statues. The memorial to Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton has stood in Picton Terrace in the south-western town since 1888. A campaign…

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Darth Vader figure is placed on plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s statue stood

A leading street artist created the unofficial tribute to Dave Prowse, saying the city 'has lost a son' after the British actor died on Sunday

Mannequin Skywalker! Darth Vader figure is placed on plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s toppled statue once stood in tribute to late Star Wars actor David Prowse A street artist created the unofficial tribute to the Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse The creator, who has not been named, said city ‘has lost a son’ after…

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Wales identifies 200 statues, roads and buildings with ‘links to the slave trade’

Contractors boarding-up a statue of slave trader Sir Thomas Picton at Cardiff's civic building following a vote to have it removed

More than 200 statues, streets and buildings in Wales named after historic Britons have been identified as having connections to the slave trade, according to a Welsh government-ordered audit. The review was ordered by First Minister Mark Drakeford following the death of George Floyd in the US and the toppling of the statue of Edward…

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Slave trader’s statue in Britain replaced by Black Lives Matter protester – National

People take pictures of the sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester standing on the empty plinth previously occupied by the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, in Bristol, Britain, July 15, 2020.

A sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised in the air has been erected in place of a 17th Century English slave trader whose statue was toppled by anti-racism demonstrators last month in Britain’s port city of Bristol. Edward Colston, who made a fortune from trading in West African slaves, was pulled down and…

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