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Replacing a Monument to Slavery

A Black Lives Matter statue now rests where a slave owner’s likeness once stood in England

The original statue of slave owner Edward Colston now sits at the bottom of the harbor at Bristol in England. Anti-Black racism activists put it there as the news of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police in Minneapolis reinvigorated calls for racial…



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Adrienne Gibbs

Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.