Black History of Resistance | Jamaica’s Second Maroon War

Sunday 3 March 2024

Paul Crooks blends Black History and his Family History to bring the back stories of Caribbean and North American people to life.


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?

People are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make up where we are today. 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.

Premium Ticket

Premium Ticket holders will have access to the event and will also receive ‘The First Maroon War’ interactive PowerPoint, which will be sent via email after the event.

Deluxe Ticket

Deluxe ticket holders will gain event access, receive ‘The First Maroon War’ interactive PowerPoint, and get ‘Descendants’ (the latest novel in eBook format by Paul Crooks) via email after the event.

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