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The Nubian Jak Academy has also created a trust to organise Britain’s only BME led national plaque scheme. The trust has been responsible for Britain’s most famous of recent years, the Bob Marley blue plaque supported by the Mayor of London which was unveiled in October 2006. Then in March 2007 a large memorial plaque was presented to the county of Luton and Bedforshire to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain. Seven months in later the trust unvelied a memorial plaque on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Ignatius Sancho. In the same month a commemorative bronze plaque was placed on the University of London in honour of the the abolitionist and author Mary Prince.
Subsequent blue plaques have commemorated Connie Mark (Mar 2008), pioneering nurse organisor and campaigner; Claudia Jones (August 2008), political activist and founder of Notting Hill Carnival; Kelso Cochrane (May 2009), murdered Antiguan carpenter who’s death in 1959 led to the first government legislation on race relations in Britain; Amy Ashwood Garvey (November 2009), Pan-Africanist, Feminist, and first wife ofg Marcus Garvey; ANC (February 2010), to commemorate 20 years of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison a plaque was unveiled at the ANC’s former headquarters in Islington. All in all the Trust has delivered some of the most important plaques celebrating Britain’s cultural diversity around the UK since 2006. The most recent is the historic commemoration to US social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass in February 2013.