Following an initial commission opportunity call out, St George’s Hall Charitable Trust has announced the second phase of their Mary Seacole statue campaign – kickstarting a fundraiser to mark International Nurses Day.
The Trust has launched the campaign to celebrate Mary’s legacy, in a tribute to the health professionals (including our precious NHS) and as a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chair of the trust, Claire Dove CBE DL, said: “We believe our children deserve to see people of every colour celebrated in Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall. If we are to call a halt to generations of prejudice and distortion in the way our history is told, it is vital we make this change NOW. By erecting a statue of Mary Seacole to sit alongside those of her white contemporaries, we are both responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and celebrating Mary’s nursing legacy. A legacy which today lives on in the bravery of the nurses and doctors on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis.”
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