Honouring the past

Founded in 2006, the Nubian Jak Community Trust (NJCT), is the only commemorative plaque and sculpture scheme focused on memorialising the historic contributions of Black and minority ethnic people in Britain and beyond. 

NJCT has since installed more than 90 commemorative blue and black plaques. Since 2017, NJCT has organised a Remembrance Day for veterans after installing the African and Caribbean War memorial in Windrush Square in Brixton, London. Locally known as the Brixton Cenotaph, it was the UK's first tribute to every regiment from Africa and the Caribbean that served alongside British and Commonwealth Forces in World Wars One and Two. It was accompanied by the anthology REMEMBERED -In Memoriam. In 2021, the NJCT installed another memorial: The Windrush and Commonwealth NHS Nurses and Midwives Statue at the Whittington Hospital, London, to honour stories of nurses and medics integral to the foundation of Britain’s National Health Service in 1948. Please visit our shop to see our accompanying books.

Enriching our communities

The NJCT team has a small core staff, volunteers and researchers and works with communities, organisations and individuals to raise awareness about important transatlantic figures who are too often lost to the record. We try to memorialise their historical presence and bring to life their stories in a concrete, community-driven way. The NJCT is a charity. We rely on sponsorship and donations to do this work. If you believe in the work, and if you can, please donate so we can continue to keep NJCT alive. 

Nubian Jak Community Trust Keeps The Past Alive.
Working with the community to place the Blue Plaque across the Nation. Get in touch.
Bringing together all of the works delivered for you by the Nubian Jak Team from the past to our future.
- Jak Beula