Five statues and monuments in the Anglia region appear in 'Topple the Racists' map

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Five statues and monuments in the Anglia region have been added to a map of sites that commemorate people who have associations with racism and slavery.

They are:

  • Nelson's monument in Great Yarmouth and statue in Norwich, Norfolk

  • Southern Rhodesia Memorial Avenue in Southrepps, Norfolk

  • Rhodes Arts Centre in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

  • Ronald Fisher window at Cambridge University.

Cecil Rhodes colonised what is now known as Zimbabwe in the late 1800's and ran the country, Rhodesia, under an oppressive system of apartheid.

Ronald Fisher was involved in eugenic research arguing people were divided into genetically inferior and superior groups along racial lines.

And Admiral Lord Nelson was allegedly opposed to the abolition of slavery, according to a letter he wrote.

Admiral Lord Nelson was born at Burnham Market in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Kids don't go into GCSE or A-Level knowing enough about Britain's history overseas. I know we talk a lot about the great things Britain did during its imperial power. "It doesn't look like that from other points of view. You need to teach history in a multi-perspectival way"

Prof Anshuman Mondal, University of East Anglia

Full the full list of statues under review you can find the 'Topple the Racists' website here