Who should we commemorate? Colston, race and Britain’s statues

By JubileeCentre 12 Jun 2020

This week the Jubilee Centre team explores David Olusoga’s article ‘The toppling of Edward Colston's statue is not an attack on history. It is history.’ Do statues in public places suggest veneration? How should we respond to difficult histories? And can we reimagine how we create and use statues of public figures?

David Olusoga’s article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/08/edward-colston-statue-history-slave-trader-bristol-protest

Recorded on Tuesday 9th June 2020

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