Sumary of Black History Month: London Underground map reimagined to honour the Black people who shaped Britain:
- A special version of London’s Tube map has been produced, with stations named after Black figures who influenced and shaped British history.
- Stations on the Black History Tube Map have been renamed for people including George Bridgetower, a virtuoso violinist who lived in London in the early 19th century, and British abolitionist Mary Prince, who escaped enslavement in Bermuda and went on to dictate an anti-slavery memoir.
- The map was produced by Transport for London in partnership with the Brixton-based Black Cultural Archives to mark Black History Month, which takes place each October.
- Other Black British figures honoured by the map are Bandele “Tex” Ajetunmobi, one of Britain’s first Black photographers;
- Each Tube line has a theme to its names: the Northern Line recognises campaigners, the Central Line marks those in the arts, the Bakerloo Line represents sportspeople, and the Jubilee Line includes LGBTQ+ figures.
- The map will soon be available to buy as a poster, in person or online, at Black Cultural Archives.