Making Black achievement, known achievement
The African presence in Britain has been on record since before the time of the Romans. Yet most people would be hard pressed to name a person of African, Asian, Caribbean or any minority ethnic background in Britain before WWII.
British History tends to be viewed through the lens of colonialism, and the achievements of these communities have largely gone unnoticed for a large period of time. Up until the establishment of Nubian Jak community Trust, only 1.6% of blue plaques in London reflected the achievements of the Black community.
The Black Plaque Project, which is an initiative by Nubian Jak Community Trust, aims to temporarily champion these heroes, in the hope that we can gain support from our wider community to champion them permanently. Turning their black plaques blue.
So sit back and discover our heroes of the past. You will learn something interesting!