Norma Gregory, Historian and Director of Nottingham News Centre, takes us on ‘A journey with George Africanus’, exploring the life of Nottingham’s first black entrepreneur. George Africanus was brought to England in slavery aged three, but ended his life as a successful businessman.
Norma Gregory recently provided an insight into his life when he had a Nottingham tram named in his honour, and said: “George Africanus had a vision to succeed and to contribute to society. He made himself part of the community of Nottingham and through his resilience, ambition and desire to improve his life and those around him created his own employment business.”
Part of Black History Month 2015. You can keep up to date on events news, comment and profiles on our Black History Month blog, which we will update throughout October.
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