PEOPLE ARE being asked to give their views on statues, street and building names and other landmarks in the City of London with historic links to slavery and racism in all its forms.
The City of London Corporation has today launched a three-month consultative exercise asking people which landmarks they think are a problem and what action they would like to see taken.
The survey is being promoted by the City Corporation’s Tackling Racism Taskforce, set up in June with the aim of considering what action the organisation can take to tackle racism in all its forms.
It comes as organisations across London and the UK review the cultural legacy of slavery and colonialism in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In June a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled by protestors in Bristol. Later that month a monument of 18th century slave trader Robert Milligan which stood outside the Museum of London was taken down by Tower Hamlets council.