Black History of Resistance | The Black Jacobin

Sunday 19th February 2023

This Black history masterclass focuses on the legendary leadership of Toussaint L ’Overture, a great military commander of the modern era.


In this Black history masterclass, Paul invites audiences to reflect on the leadership of the legendary Toussaint L ’Overture, one of North America’s greatest military commanders.

Black History speaker Paul Crooks discovered his great great great grandfather when researching his Black Ancestry. He discovered they 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.

The Haitian revolution inspired events in the Caribbean that impacted the British and North American governments’ timetable for abolishing the slave trade. Cultures are often defined by the behaviours that leaders display. This talk will help audiences interested in Black history to

  • gain an appreciation of Toussaint L’Overture’s
  • leadership and capabilities
  • strategic decision-making capabilities when confronted with tantalising situations
  • brinkmanship

Who Is This Talk For?

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.

Premium Ticket Holders

General admission ticket plus Premium Ticket holders will receive The Haitian Revolution Timeline interactive PowerPoint (which will be emailed following the event).

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