University of Toronto –
By Star Workers
Tue., June 16, 2020timer1 min. learn
Andrew Lochhead is the variety of one who likes to know the set up the names of things advance from. A few weeks prior to now, he made up our minds to search for up Dundas Avenue’s naming origins. What he came across —Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, obstructed the abolition of slavery — led him to a inaugurate a petition to maintain the road renamed, and in a a bit of over a week’s time, he nonetheless over 10,000 signatures in a petition, and has already motivated Metropolis Hall into looking out into it. He joins us at the modern time to articulate relating to the problematic previous of the namesake of one in every of this metropolis’s gargantuan thoroughfares.
As properly, to give some ancient context about how things are named and renamed and how a ancient previous of colonization and its monuments can harm, we are also joined by Melanie Newton, an associate professor of ancient previous of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World at the College of Toronto.
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