Black History Month: London Underground map reimagined to honour the Black people who shaped Britain

black history month london underground map reimagined to honour the black people who shaped britain

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.

Want to know more click here go to source.

From -

Close
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Menu

Site Language


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close