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Plaque to commemorate Frederick Douglass 1847 visit to Coventry

We the undersigned petition the Council to install a plaque to commemorate the famous abolitionist and escaped slave, Frederick Douglass who visited Coventry and gave a speech at St Mary's Guildhall. The people of Coventry later raised funds to help Douglass to buy his own freedom. We are asking Coventry City Council to install a plaque, preferably on or near to the Guildhall, to commemorate this visit and the part played by the people of Coventry in freeing Frederick Douglass.

Supported by Stand up to Racism Coventry, Coventry Against Racism, Black Conscious Coventry and Revolution West Midlands

This ePetition runs from 27/11/2020 to 29/01/2021.

28 people have signed this ePetition.