Paul Crooks is unique among Black History speakers discussing engaging topics relating to the history of Black British & North American people.
In this talk, Paul will call attention to some Black history greats who won distinction in every part of the world. He will focus on Great Black personalities who overcame difficulty and how.
- recall great Black men who lived before the emergence of transatlantic enslavement
- why they deserve our attention
- how they have shaped our world
- tell their stories and success and success against great odds
This event is part of Ancestry talks with Paul Crook’s Season of Empowering History – intended to give courage to those who need encouragement to be had by learning about the lives of the great.
Who is this talk for
Stories of ancestors who resisted racial injustice can fire the imagination and spur individuals to higher levels of achievement or performance in their work and personal life.
The talk is suitable for you if you
- are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make up where we are today
- want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.
How to gain access to this event
This talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.
Premium Ticket holders
Premium Ticket holders will receive the Black History’s Ancient and Medieval Timeline interactive PowerPoint following the event. See demonstration video below.
About The Speaker
Paul Crooks is unique as a published author and genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and African Caribbean history. He came to prominence with his pioneering research into African Caribbean genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors captured off the West African coast 200 years ago. He discovered his ancestors were enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. His books, Ancestors and A Tree Without Roots – The Guide To Tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black ancestry.
Paul appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in African Caribbean family history. He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in African Caribbean genealogy.
Paul is first among peers being an individual advocate for helping local schools figure out how to deliver empowering history that
- helps young people increase their self-esteem
- helps others to look at black history through a more appreciative lens.
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