Only 1.6% of London’s Historic Plaques Celebrate Black Pioneers. A Campaign Aims to Fill the Gap

Work by Havas London for Nubian Jak Community reveals fascinating stories behind Britain's Black pioneers

Black pioneers are commemorated in new campaign. Nubian Jak Community Trust / Havas London

LONDON—There are more than 900 circular blue plaques on buildings around England’s capital city, each of them bearing the name of an exceptional person who lived or worked there in the past.

@saramayspary Sara Spary is a freelance journalist based in London. She's been a reporter for eight years, covering advertising and consumer brands.