We the undersigned We the undersigned call for the Bristol City Council to honour their responsibility to publicly commemorate the city's explicit connection to the slave trade, to recognise the magnitude of the impact that the enslavement and exploitation of the African people had on the development and prosperity of the city.
The closest thing Bristol has to a monument or memorial to the people who were exploited for the benefit of the city's wealth is Pero's bridge (dedicated to the slave Pero Jones) - a bridge that's name was chosen as an afterthought, much like the associated memorial plaque that is shamefully tucked away in the corner, left hidden behind a lamppost. The bridge is better known for the lovelocks ironically chained to it.
A more sincere and open memorial to the countless African men, women and children whose enslavement and exploitation brought so much prosperity to Bristol through the African slave trade should be presented.
Started by: Oliver Lainchbury
This ePetition runs from 23/10/2021 to 31/12/2022.
2 people have signed this ePetition.