Black History | Jamaica’s Second Maroon War

Sunday 7th May

The forgotten Black History of Jamaican Maroons in conflict with British colonizers during the period of enslavement.

When researching his family’s Black history, Paul Crooks discovered his great great great grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free the enslaved people of the Caribbean.

In this talk, Paul will speak about events in Jamaica in 1795. The second Maroon war preceded the ultimate push for racial justice and equality in the British Caribbean and North America enslaved societies. He will emphasise positive action taken by Jamaica’s Akan Maroons, to shape their future and alter the course of British history.

Who is this talk for?

The talk is suitable for you if

  • you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of parallels between African Caribbean history and African American history
  • you’re new to exploring family history

This talk is designed primarily to help improve the self-respect of black people giving them a brighter, more optimistic outlook. It’s also designed to help other people view Black people with more appreciative eyes.

Premium Ticket holders

Premium Ticket holders will receive The First Maroon War Timeline interactive PowerPoint following the event. See demonstration video below

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