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Leeds city council probes parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade

The authority is looking into how the traditional ginger cake from Northern England historically includes ingredients, such as sugar, that are 'gained through the triangular slave trade', according to a report (file photo)

Yorkshire puddings! Leeds city council probes local sweet treat parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade… because it is made with SUGAR Council probing how cake included ingredients that were gained via slave trade It will also review how products such as Yorkshire Tea ‘are reliant on global…

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Bristol schoolchildren will get new book on history of the slave trade in city

Schoolchildren will learn more about Bristol's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade with a new textbook created by teachers and historians. Pictured: Assistant vice principal of Fairfield High School Cashan Campbell, who said that it is important for all students to understand that Black History is not just about slavery

Schoolchildren will learn more about Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade with a new textbook created by teachers and historians.  It comes after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests and the toppling of the Edward Colston statue.  Eight history teachers in Bristol worked together with Bristol museums and historians to research and write the…

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Statue of James Watt to be reinstalled in Birmingham with plaque on his family links to slave trade

The statue of Scottish inventor James Watt in Birmingham will be reinstalled with a plaque explaining his 'dark side' and links to slavery

Statue of steam engine pioneer and ‘father of the industrial revolution’ James Watt will be reinstalled in Birmingham with a plaque about his ‘dark side’ and family links to slave trade in the wake of BLM protests The statue of inventor James Watt has been in storage in Birmingham since 2017 Council will reinstall it…

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Statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston goes on display in local museum 

A statue of slave trader Edward Colston (pictured) that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 7, 2021 will go on public display on Friday - almost a year-to-the-day since it was torn down

The public display of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston lying flat after being torn down during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol last year has been branded a ‘partisan act’ by an art critic. Its’ new home is at the M Shed museum in the city alongside placards from the protest and a timeline…

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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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