Alliance Party’s Yvonne Boyle said the musical Hamilton’s success had promped renewed interest in Hercules Mulligan’s legacy.
REVELATIONS about the slave-owning past of Coleraine born revolutionary Hercules Mulligan have prompted a council U-turn over commemoration plans.
Two weeks ago, a committee voted to recognise the role Mulligan played in the American War of Independence.
Though a blue plaque proposal by the Alliance Party's Yvonne Boyle was ruled out, councillors agreed a UUP amendment linking his achievements to a heritage trail.
But the vote was followed by an outcry over Mulligan's ownership of slaves.
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