Tour Locations | Derrie Danders: A Guide to the Quayside and North City
LOCATION 31 | Derrie Danders: A Guide to the Quayside and North City
Dr Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe
On our left just past the building called the Derry and Donegal Christian Fellowship, there is a house with a blue plaque on it.
Once you've had a look at the plaque, continue walking while I tell you about it.
The blue plaque is in honour of Dr Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe who lived and worked in this building. Born in a prominent family from West Africa in 1913, he came to Europe in 1930 aged 17 to study medicine and arrived in the city in 1938 after qualification. As well as practicing medicine, he was known for contributing to the intellectual life of the city by giving lectures on anthropology. He was prominent in calling for independence of African colonies and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949. He returned to Africa in 1950 with his family but died in Germany in 1953 of natural causes while attending a UN conference.
Keep going straight. Occasionally along this stretch you might get the lost warning from VoiceMap. This is due to GPS sometimes putting you somewhere else, so just ignore it if you do get it.