We want to make Britain aware of its history, so the younger generation, especially those with an African or Asian Heritage background, can feel empowered and inspired by these stories. It’s only by championing the achievements of these heroes and acknowledging the parts of history which have been neglected, that we can challenge the systematic and social issues experienced by many in the UK, and not just young people. Once we do that, we as a nation will move forward together.
BEYOND THE PLAQUES
Nubian Jak is a pioneering organisation that uses art, multi-media, and public realm to highlight Britain’s rich diverse history. We are the creators of the multi-award winning Nubian Jak game endorsed by the Runnymead Trust, and received royal approval for designing and installing the Brixton Cenotaph in 2017. Our work in the public realm has helped to increase the 1.6% of blue plaques, celebrating African and Caribbean contributions in Britain, to 6%.
We do this to raise public awareness of our common cultural heritage and to help improve social cohesion.
Our organisation has helped to increase awareness and representation Black history in Britain and around the world for over two decades, and with the help of the public, we have started to significantly rebalance the equation, by adding 47 of our 53 plaques in London alone, bringing representation to 6%.
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