The magic happens when the team comes together. The Nubian Jak Team
record our past and inspire our futures
Project Manager and Operations
Kesheniwa Aghaji is an artist, and cultural facilitator. She directs inititatives, working with partnerships and networks, and provides workshops, and learning programmes. She began working with Nubian Jak in 2015 on the African and Caribbean War Memorial project.
"Our local history is global history" Colin Prescod
"We must never forget our historic heroes and acknowledge their contributions to the ongoing struggle for equality and justice for all" Lord Herman Ouseley
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. The NJCT has since installed more than 62 commemorative blue and black plaques around the UK.
The NJCT installed the African and Caribbean War memorial in Windrush Square in Brixton, London in 2017. 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 1 and 2. It was accompanied by the anthology REMEMBERED -In Memoriam.
In 2020, the NJCT entered into an exciting new partnership with HAVAS to formulate the black plaque project. In 2021, the NJCT will erect the Windrush and Commonwealth NHS Nurses and Midwives Statue at the Whittington Hospital, London, to honour nurses and medics integral to the foundation of Britain’s National Health Service in 1948.
Recently, the NJCT completed a second anthology. Nursing a Nation: An Anthology of African and Caribbean Contributions to Britain’s Health Services. and the new charity single recorded by Jak Beula, Eric Roberson and The NHS Choir.
Enriching our Communities
The NJCT team collaborates and partners with a wide coalition of organisations and individuals to raise awareness about important transatlantic figures who are too often lost to the history books. Ultimately, Nubian Jak bears witness to their historical presence, bringing to life their fascinating stories and contributions across Britain to a wider audience for posterity.
We have charitable status and rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the general public. The NJCT is a charity, running primarily on community love. It is always eternally grateful for donations, as this empowers and enables this important and historic work to continue...
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