Blue Heritage Plaque Honour at Residence of George Africanus

A historic first for Nottingham will take place on Thursday, 9th October 2014 with the unveiling of the first ever blue heritage plaque to a person of colour in the city. The recipient is George Africanus (c1763 -1834), the black entrepreneur who created one of the first ever employment agencies in Britain.

The George Africanus Blue Plaque, hosted through Nubian Jak Community Trust, London sponsored by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham News Centre CIC, is a tribute to the life and work of George Africanus in the City of Nottingham. It will mark his place of residence and business as well as a site for visitors to find out more about him. The plaque will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Ian Malcolm on Thursday 9th October 2014 at 3.00pm in the presence of community representatives, city councillors, school pupils, volunteers, historians and George Africanus enthusiasts.

His burial site is marked with a green plaque, sponsored by the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper in 2003, in St Mary’s Churchyard, Lace Market, Nottingham.

Blue Heritage Plaque unveiling details:
Date: Thursday 9th October 2014
Time: 3.00pm
For more information contact Norma Gregory
General Enquiries – Nu Jak Media – 0800 093 0400

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