Blue plaque will honour black entrepreneur

George Africanus married Esther Shaw in Nottingham in 1788An 18th Century slave who became one of the UK’s first black entrepreneurs is being commemorated with a blue plaque.

The plaque honouring George Africanus, who died in 1834, will be erected on the Major Oak pub on Victoria Street in Nottingham, where he lived with his wife.

The Belong Nottingham group has campaigned to have the plaque erected.

Africanus, who was born in Sierra Leone in 1763, formed his own company called the Africanus Register of Servants.

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