Black Plaque Project

TELLING The Untold

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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!

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Frank
Arthur Bailey
Firefigther
1925 — 2015
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Earl
Cameron
Actor
1917 — 2020
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Mona
Baptiste
Entertainer
1928 — 1993
1
Robert
Wedder­burn
Politicial Activist and Abolitionist
1762 — 1835
2
Ladipo
Solanke
Activist
1886 — 1958
3
Sarah
Baartman
 
1789 — 1815
5
Dyke
Dryden & Wade
Entrepreneurs
6
Ethel
Scott
Athlete
1907 — 1984
7
Errol
Brown
Musician
1943 — 2015
9
George
Bridge­tower
Violinist
1778 — 1860
11
Phil
Lynott
Rock Star
1949 — 1986
12
Fela
Kuti
Entertainer and Activist
1938 — 1997
13
John
Lagey
Musician and Wrestler
1920 — 1994
14
Kathleen
Wrasama
Community Activist
1917 — UNKNOWN
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Adelaide
Hall
Entertainer
1901 — 1993
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William
Brown
Armed Forces
1789 — 1835
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Ken
'Snakehips' Johnson
Entertainer
1914 — 1941
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Winifred
Atwell
Pianist
1914 — 1983
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Hubert
'Baron' Baker
Activist
1925 — 1996
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Kenny
Lynch
Pop Star
1938 — 2019
22
J.SCelestine
Edwards
Academic and Activist
1858 — 1894
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Lilian
Bader
Armed Forces
1918 — 2015
25
Olive
Morris
Activist
1952 — 1979
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Alice
Kinloch
Activist
1852 — 1915
27
Fanny
Eaton
Artist's Model
1835 — 1924
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