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Winston Churchill's legacy was reviewed by the Imperial War Museum in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement


Sir Winston's Churchill's legacy is being scrutinized by the Imperial War Museum while chiefs examine his views on "sensitive issues" in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Internal documents show that discussions are taking place in the museum where the Churchill War Rooms are located.

Museum chiefs have called for an investigation into the war leader's views after his statue was defaced with the word "racist" in Parliament Square, London.

The move comes after it was revealed that the National Maritime Museum was reviewing Lord Horatio Nelson's legacy to challenge Britain's "barbaric history of race and colonialism" last month.

Sir Winston's Churchill's legacy is being scrutinized by the Imperial War Museum while chiefs examine his views on "sensitive issues" in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement

The Imperial War Museum has no plans to reinterpret Churchill's legacy, the institution said last night.

It is said that “complex issues” are always being considered and that the work is still ongoing.

In an email, employees were told: “We need to keep talking about sensitive and difficult topics.

"We need to have conversations where we ponder and investigate our own prejudices and prejudices," reported the Telegraph.

The museum began its talks the day after Churchill's statue was defaced during a September 10 protest against the Extinction Rebellion in central London.

The Churchill War Rooms of the Imperial War Museum are located in the underground rooms where the British War Government found refuge

The Churchill War Rooms of the Imperial War Museum are located in the underground rooms where the British War Government found refuge

Last month, 18-year-old Benjamin Clark was fined more than £ 1,500 for admitting he sprayed "is a racist" on the statue.

Some activists have criticized Churchill for racism, colonialism and his handling of the famine in Bengal, which upset the politician's supporters.

An email from an Imperial War Museum employee said they should continue to discuss Churchill's views.

"This is one that I love to be one step ahead of," the email read.

The museum's Churchill War Rooms are located in the underground rooms where the British War Government found refuge.

Black Trans Lives Matter protesters hold placards as they gather around the Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square on June 27, 2020 in London, England. The Black Trans Lives Matter march was held to support and celebrate the Black Transgender community and to protest against possible changes to the gender recognition law

Black Trans Lives Matter protesters hold placards as they gather around the Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square on June 27, 2020 in London, England. The Black Trans Lives Matter march was held to support and celebrate the Black Transgender community and to protest against possible changes to the gender recognition law

It holds the Prime Minister's hat and one of his famous cigars and visitors can see the rooms where he worked to defeat the Nazis in World War II.

In a statement, the Imperial War Museum said: “Like any leading museum in the world, IWM is always thinking about how its complex issues will be presented to the public in each of its branches, and is always ready to answer any resulting questions of political or social protest.

In the Churchill War Rooms, the Churchill Museum tells the detailed story of one of arguably our country's greatest leaders, from his role in World War I and World War II to his death and legacy.

"We have no plans to reinterpret our presentation in any of our branches, including the Churchill War Rooms."

Pictured: Clark

Pictured: Clark's father, Baptist pastor and trained spiritual director Andrew Clark

The crowd had yelled at Clark (left today) when he arrived for the hearing with his Baptist pastor father Andrew (right) this morning

It comes after teenage boy Benjamin Clark, the son of a Baptist pastor, was fined on October 10 for defacing Churchill's statue.

The student was escorted by police from Westminster Magistrates Court after being threatened by men wearing Union Jack scarves and face masks outside the courthouse.

The crowd had yelled at Clark to hang up when he arrived for the hearing with his Baptist pastor father Andrew.

They had left the scene when the case was handled.

Clark used chalk paint to write the words on the pedestal of the listed statue in front of the Parliament buildings on September 10th.

A judge told Clark that he "caused great insults" and "provoked a strong response," but his case firmly focused on criminal harm.

Clark, from Hertford, Hertfordshire, was sitting in the dock wearing a light blue shirt, green tie, and dark blue suit. He only spoke to confirm his identity and to make a guilty plea.

The court heard the process of cleaning the statue cost £ 1,642 – however Clark denied it caused all of the damage.

District Judge Tan Ikram condemned him, saying, “You were part of a protest against the Extinction Rebellion which resulted in you getting a yellow chalk paint which you then sprayed on the base of the statue.

Clark was arrested after the base of a memorial to Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London, was defaced with yellow graffiti stating "is a racist" in September.

Clark was arrested after the base of a memorial to Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London, was defaced with yellow graffiti stating "is a racist" in September.

“They caused great insults that appear to many people and I was told that they caused a very strong reaction.

"The reality is that this is part of the consequence of your actions. I heard your father has a head that threatens communication regarding your behavior and there are some people in court today who are very upset."

Clark was sentenced to pay a fine of £ 200, along with £ 1,200 in compensation and £ 85 in costs and a £ 34 sacrificial surcharge.

The Imperial War Museum's move comes amid a major re-evaluation of Britain's distinguished historical figures in British museums.

Lord Horatio Nelson's legacy is being reviewed by the National Maritime Museum as part of an effort to challenge the "barbaric history of race and colonialism" in Britain. Pictured: Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London

Lord Horatio Nelson's legacy is being reviewed by the National Maritime Museum as part of its efforts to challenge the "barbaric history of race and colonialism" in Britain. Pictured: Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, is currently reviewing Lord Horatio Nelson’s colonial legacy.

It contains the hero admiral's love letters and the cloak he wore when he was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Internal documents revealed that the museum is trying to harness the "dynamics of the Black Lives Matter movement" and address the Royal Navy's links with slavery.

Displays and statues are being modified to reflect their "more complex" nature as part of the museum's strategy to reevaluate historical events.

Nelson has been criticized for his support by slave owners and the colonies of the British Empire. Pictured: the portrait of the Museum of Nelson

The museum contains the Admiral Lord's love letters and the bullet (pictured) that Lord Nelson killed during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Nelson has been criticized for his support by slave owners and the colonies of the British Empire. Pictured: the museum portrait of Nelson (left) and the bullet that killed him (right). It is also on display in the museum

It's not clear if the museum's documents highlight the fact that after the British made the slave trade illegal in 1807, the Royal Navy became a police force against the barbaric practice.

The questions raised by the Black Lives Matter movement will guide their new strategy which uses a database to uncover Britain's links to slavery.

Statues of heroes of the Royal Navy, including Admiral Edward Pellew, were also included in the museum's publicly funded review of the UK's naval past.

The Black Lives Matter movement has been controversially defended by the chairman of the National Trust despite its radical left and anti-police agenda.

The former home of Winston Churchill, Chartwell, Kent, was one of the National Trust properties listed in its Mea Culpa of previous links to colonialism and slavery

The former home of Winston Churchill, Chartwell, Kent, was one of the National Trust properties listed in its Mea Culpa of previous links to colonialism and slavery

Tim Parker described the campaign as a "human rights movement with no party political affiliation" in a statement that could alienate the Trust's 5.6 million members.

His view was expressed in a letter written in response to a National Trust report that found that a third of its websites have links to the "sometimes uncomfortable role Britain and the British have played in global history." to have".

The British part of the Black Lives Matter movement has repeatedly criticized its radical leftist aims to dismantle capitalism and abolish the police.

Mr Parker, who took on the role in 2014, said the trust is "committed to anti-racism and creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment".

National Trust chairman Tim Parker described Black Lives Matter as a "non-party human rights movement" in a statement that risks alienating the Trust's 5.6 million members

National Trust chairman Tim Parker described Black Lives Matter as a "non-party human rights movement" in a statement that risks alienating the Trust's 5.6 million members

In his letter to members last month, he wrote: “We understand that Black Lives Matter is currently a global human rights movement with no party political ties in the UK.

"Our most recent report aimed to create more clarity and transparency about the sources of wealth and to deepen and enrich the understanding of our remarkable places, art and objects."

The Trust released a 115-page report in September entitled "Links between Colonialism and Property Now in the Care of the National Trust, Including Links to Historical Slavery".

The document sparked great controversy when it listed 93 National Trust properties believed to have links to colonialism and slavery – including Winston Churchill's house in Chartwell.

Monuments to politicians, war heroes, and authors, all targeted for links to slavery and racist beliefs

Since Edward Colston's statue was thrown into Bristol Harbor, there has been a wave of vandal attacks on various monuments across Britain.

A statue of Winston Churchill has been defaced with the words "was a racist" and "damn your agenda" written under the monument to the wartime prime minister in Westminster Square, London.

Robert Milligan & # 39; s slave trader was covered in a shord and the message & # 39; Black Lives Matter & # 39; was placed on it in the West India Docks to demand that it be abolished. It was later removed by the Tower Hamlets Council.

Tower Hamlets Council removed a statue of slave trader Robert Milligan after it was covered and displayed the message "Black Lives Matter" during protests last month

Tower Hamlets Council removed a statue of slave trader Robert Milligan after it was covered and displayed the message "Black Lives Matter" during protests last month

Less than a year after it was built, "Nazi" was scrawled under a statue of Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in Plymouth Parliament.

A memorial to 19th century politician Henry Vassall-Fox, the third Baron of Holland, was splattered with red paint in Holland Park. In the arms of the bronze statue was a cardboard sign with the inscription "I owned 401 slaves", on the base of which the number was painted next to red handprints.

A Grade II listed memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain's foremost naval hero, located in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, has been sprayed with a black “V” – an anarchist symbol – in the center of a circle.

Red paint splattered another stature of Lord Nelson at Deptford Town Hall in south London.

In Kent, a former councilor wrote "Dickens Racist" in front of a museum dedicated to the beloved 19th century author. Letters from the author Oliver Twist indicated that he wanted to "exterminate" Indian citizens after a failed uprising.

A statue of Civil War Leader Oliver Cromwell in Wythenshawe Park in Manchester last month read "Cromwell is a cockroach", "Damn Racist" and the acronym "BLM" from Black Lives Matter. Thousands of people were massacred during the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland.

BLM was also scrawled across the Worcester Civil War Memorial in Royal Park.

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