A special project to redesign London’s iconic Tube Map to celebrate Black British History has launched today.
Project managed by TGRG Managing Director, Juanita Rosenior, during her time at national Heritage Centre, Black Cultural Archives, this is the first time the map has been seen in this way.
The map celebrates the rich and varied contribution Black people have made to London and the UK from Pre Tudor times to the present day.
The Black Cultural Archives is the home of Black British History, conceived in 1981 as a monument to hold space and collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society.
From the woman who both founded Britain’s first major Black newspaper and co-founding of Notting Hill Carnival, to London-based Georgian entrepreneur Cesar Picton, there’s plenty to be seen across all lines!
“It’s only when you see it that you realise what a historical piece of work it is.” says Juanita
“I’m so proud that this is an additional legacy of the work I did with Black Cultural Archives. A massive thank you to Julianna Sseruwagi-Nisbett, Head of Campaigns (Press Desk) for bringing this project to BCA and working with me from TFL’s side, historian Kelly Foster for her extensive research, BCA MD Arike Oke and all that have worked on bringing it to fruition over the last year.”
You can view the map on the TFL blog