TTEACH Corrective Historical Plaques Petition
In 1834 the British Government passed the Abolition of Slavery Act, compensating British slave owners for the loss of their human property.
This included John Isaac Daniel, our great great grandfather, one of approximately 760,000 people of African and Caribbean descent.
The horror at witnessing the brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor in 2020 and the continual hostile environment still perpetuated on the Windrush Generation and their descendants was the catalyst to seek acknowledgement of the longest unatoned crime against humanity.
Our TTEACH plaque campaign seeks to achieve three things:
– To educate the wider public on the extent to which the slave economy was the foundation of modern Britain, including many of its largest cities.
– To identify plantation owners and merchants by name, enabling descendants to conduct research into their family history and to seek their own reparative justice.
– And most importantly, to finally commemorate the African and Caribbean peoples who were enslaved.
Our journey to erect the first plaque starts in Bristol Cathedral, where the slave-owning families are monumentally memorialised. A meeting has been granted with the Bishop of Bristol, the Dean of Bristol Cathedral and Bishop Joe Aldred of Churches Together England on the 4th June 2021 to discuss this.
Please support us by signing our petition below for the first of many reparative historical plaques.
The Daniel Family