Black History Month | From the Ancients to Modern Times

Thursday 1 February

Embark on a captivating exploration of Black history in our online event, “Black History Month: From the Ancients to Modern Times” This enlightening journey covers the breadth of Black history, emphasizing the influential periods and contributions of people of African descent.


Paul Crooks brings his expertise in genealogy and knowledge of history to this online talk. Paul’s approach provides a comprehensive and compelling narrative, weaving together the untold stories and achievements from ancient civilizations to the present-day struggles for equality.

Highlights of the talk:

  • Origins and Migration Patterns: Delve into the African diaspora’s roots, tracing ancient migration patterns and the global spread of African peoples.
  • Great African Empires: Explore the rise, influence, and global contributions of African empires such as Mali, Songhai, and Great Zimbabwe.
  • Resistance and Resilience: Uncover the tales of resistance against colonization and enslavement, celebrating the strength and resilience of African Caribbean peoples.
  • Diaspora and Identity: Examine how identities within the African diaspora have evolved, focusing on cultural blending and the emergence of new diasporic identities.

Who is this event for?

This online event is ideal for anyone with a passion for Black history. Whether you’re a seasoned history enthusiast, a student eager for knowledge, or simply curious about the profound impact of Black individuals and communities throughout history, this talk offers a unique and enriching experience.

Engage with this journey through Black history and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the pivotal roles and contributions of Black individuals and communities in shaping our world. Join us for an event that promises enlightenment, inspiration, and a broadened perspective on history.

Plus Ticket: Along with event access, Plus Ticket holders will receive a digital copy of the ‘The Black History’s Ancient and Medieval Timeline’ interactive PowerPoint, which will be sent via email after the event.

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Premium Ticket: Premium access includes all Plus offerings, plus a digital copy of Paul Crooks’ latest novel ‘Descendants,’ sent to you electronically after the event.

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Deluxe Ticket: Deluxe attendees enjoy all Premium benefits, with the added bonus of the ‘DNA Testing Demystified: Separating Fact from Fiction in Genealogy’ eBook to deepen your understanding of genealogy which will be sent via email after the event.

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