Asked: December 25, 20202020-12-25T09:44:27+00:00 2020-12-25T09:44:27+00:00 why is there a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol? Amelia 431 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Amelia why is there a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol? questionstate 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Archie 0 Questions 303 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Archie 2020-12-25T09:45:16+00:00Added an answer on December 25, 2020 at 9:45 am An English merchant, Edward Coston is also known as a philanthropist. He traded in wine, fruits, and textile goods. After 1680, he was involved in slave trading. Colston’s name was broadly remembered in Bristol milestones, and a sculpture of him was raised in 1895. With developing mindfulness in the late twentieth century of his inclusion in Britain’s slave exchange, there were fights and petitions for name changes, coming full circle in June 2020, when the sculpture was brought down and driven into Bristol Harbor during fights on the side of Black Lives Matter. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.