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

Tue 30 October 2018 18:15 – 19:45

This Black History Month 2018 with Paul Crooks

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

This Black History 2018 event is free. So tell your family and friends.

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