Benin city restores monuments from the slave trade era
As anti-racism protests in the US and Europe grew, so did demands for the removal of statues linked to slavery –
a city in West Africa is going the other way.
so did demands for the removal of statues linked to slavery. Protesters toppled and vandalized some, others
were removed by local leaders.
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But a coastal city in Benin in West Africa is going the other way – restoring monuments from the slave trade era.
It is part of a billion-dollar development project aimed at promoting tourism and confronting its role in the slave trade.