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A church court opposes the removal of the board associated with slavery

A church court opposes the removal of the board associated with slavery

A church court on Wednesday rejected a request by one of Cambridge English University’s colleges to remove a marble plaque paying tribute to a donor involved in the slave trade.

In honor of Tobias Rustat, one of the most important contributors to the pedestal, who was involved in the slave trade in the 17th century, Jesus College wanted to remove the plaque that hung on the wall of its church. He wanted to display this plate on which Rustadt’s portrait appears in another building, with elements of context, arguing that some students who were upset by this plate did not want to enter the church. The decision was made by a judge appointed by the Church of England after several days of hearings in February because the plate was in a religious building.

“Deep frustration and shock”

Plate removalSignificant or significant damage to the purpose of the church as a building of special architectural or historical interest“Judge David Hodge assesses. Opposition to the plate.”False arguments that Rustad earned a large portion of his wealth from the slave tradeHe also used the source of this wealth to fund teachers. However, the judge pointed out that Tobias Rustad only made his investments in 1691 in the Royal African Company.His college gifts after about twenty years“.

However, he did not rule out the possibility that Rustat might have plate illustrations to look at.In the context of his timeIn a statement issued by the College of Jesus,Deep frustration and shockBy this conclusion. “Rustat’s involvement in the slave trade was never questioned and widespread opposition to his monument was the result of this involvement.“Let’s explore,” he added.Carefully take the next steps“.

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Tobias Rustad donated approximately 30 3230 (approximately 500 500,000 or ,000 600,000 at current rates) to Jesus College, mainly to fund scholarships for orphans. In the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, the case illustrates the recent colonial past spirit of the UK, following calls for the removal of statues and monuments of historical figures associated with slavery and racism.