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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Culture: Seacole cast in stone
A memorial statue believed to be the UK's first in honour of a named black woman has been unveiled in London.
Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 19th Century.
The statue's completion follows
a 12-year campaign
which raised £500,000 to honour her.
Tottenham MP David Lammy said it was a "seminal moment for Londoners, and for the black community particularly."
Actress and broadcaster Baroness Benjamin unveiled the statue.
Michael A. D. Edwards
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