Edward Colston was a Bristol-born English slave trader, merchant and Member of Parliament. Much of his wealth was acquired through the trade and exploitation of slaves.
Following the the announcement that the Colston Hall will be renamed, it seems appropriate that his name also be removed from our street in Easton.
Easton encapsulates the diversity of our city and is a celebration of many cultures and religions.
Whilst history shouldn't be forgotten, these people who benefited from the enslavement of individuals do not deserve the honour of a place or a street to be named after them.
This should be reserved for those who bring about positive change and who fight for peace, equality and social unity or contribute in any other positive manner to this great city.
We hereby encourage Bristol city council to remove All affiliation with Edward Colston and in doing so, change the name of our street to something more appropriate.
He does not represent our diverse and multicultural community, ward or city.
Started by: Abdul Malik (Resident of Colston Road)
This ePetition ran from 20/06/2018 to 31/10/2018 and has now finished.
30 people signed this ePetition.