Black History Month 2018: Britain, Slavery & the 1834 Compensation Records

30th October, 6.15pm – 7.45pm

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with the truth about the British Government’s decision to abolish slavery and the slave compensation payments that followed.

Paul traced his African forebears enslaved on a Jamaican sugar plantation that existed, 200 years ago. His success tracing his Caribbean ancestry and African Roots was met by an overwhelming response from Black Briton’s interested in tracing their roots.

Black History Untold: Britain and the 1834 Slave Compensation payments
Paul will :

– talk about his journey
– how he traced his roots using the 1817 slave registers and 1834 compensations claims
– discuss records relating to Ancestors enslaved in the Caribbean
– how public records can support exploration of Black Ancestry and self-identity
– discuss transatlantic slavery, the abolition of slavery and reparations
– encourage, motivate and inspire you to a unique perspective on ancestry and indeed Black History
– create space for a relaxed question and answer session