They LEFT THEIR HOMES
Soldiers left the safety of their lives for war in a foreign land.
FEMALES ALSO JOINED THE WAR
Women were also encouraged to join the war effort if they had no husband or children.
Not all who travelled to war came back to tell the story. Those who did are heroes.
tHE AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN WAR MEMORIAL
LOCATED IN bRIXTON, WINDRUSH SQUARE, LONDON, UK
The African and Caribbean (AC) Memorial acknowledges, and appreciates the role that people from Africa and The Caribbean played in Britain’s victory over it’s enemies in the First and Second World Wars.
‘The near-total exclusion from our history books of black servicemen in the First World War is shameful…. Some black servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice … and like Walter Tull, died on the battlefields but with the passing of time, with the exception of Tull, the contributions of black servicemen have been forgotten.’ Stephen Bourne
The Memorial was first unveiled in 2014 in front of the Black Cultural Archives Building. Hundreds of people attended to get the first glimpse.
the creator of the memorial is nubian jak - aka dr jak beula-dodd
Jak is the founder of Nubian Jak Community Trust. Through a network of educators, the trust develop has bespoke learning and education resources for schools and colleges based on NJCT plaque recipients, transatlantic stories and Commonwealth histories.
There have been a number of permanently placed plaques around the UK which commemorate key movers and shakers of history in the black community.
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 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.