Shuley Alam - Blue Plaques

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Information about the plaque

Shuley Alam Blue Plaque

A special Blue Plaque commemorating the life and legacy of the late Shuley Alam has been unveiled in South Shields.

Shuley, founder and CEO or CREST (Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside), was an inspirational role model for women and ethnic minorities in South Shields.

She was also a Trustee of The Customs House.

Mum of three Shuley came to England with her family aged only four and was educated in South Tyneside.

She dedicated her life to promoting race equality in South Tyneside.

The Blue Plaque was unveiled at the CREST building in Fowler Street, by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor John McCabe, on 15th July - the third anniversary of Shuley's death, aged 46.

The plaque to Shuley Alam was funded by South Tyneside Council, following the successful nomination by Newcastle councillor Habib Rahman.