Councillors have suggested renaming Cecil Rhodes house in Somers Town – but what to?
It is somewhat of an anachronism and embarrassment with the awareness raised by Black lives matter across the world.
A suggestion was made to call it George Floyd house, but others have suggested names a little more connected to Somers Town. We have a wealth of social reformers who lived in this area – Wollstonecraft, Godwin, and more recently, George Padmore and Claudia Jones – giants of black and African liberation.
Find out more about Claudia Jones’ life in a talk on July 2nd at 6pm (tickets) held by Somers Town History Club to launch its new publication Journeys.
What do you think?
I think it would be a great idea to name it after some social reformers connected to somerstown