Edward Colston: The slave trader dividing Bristol

Edward Colston: The slave trader dividing Bristol
 

Bristol's fame and wealth was built on the slave trade and few slave traders were more infamous or wealthy than Edward Colston. Almost 300 years since his death, his past is set to be formally acknowledged by the city for the first time. But does this go far enough?
Colston made his fortune through human suffering. Between 1672 and 1689, his 40 slave ships transported about 100,000 men, women and children from Africa to the Americas.
However, in the city he called home, his memory has been honoured for centuries. On his death in 1721, he bequeathed his wealth to charities and his legacy can... read more

 
26 February 2018 in Regional, Views: 64
Source: BBC
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