Empowering Black History: The Spanish Maroons War

Sun, 11 July 2021 19:00 – 20:00 BST

A hidden Black History of what happens when oppressed people decide to take matters into their own hands.

Paul Crooks captivates audiences with his accounts of Jamaica’s rich history of resistance and black empowerment.

Paul will encourage you to draw your own conclusion on a particularly turbulent time in the history of the Caribbean, when runaway slaves established communities in mountainous regions of Jamaica, and resisted attempts by British colonisers to encroach on their land.

WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?

The talk is suitable for you if you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of black history

HOW TO GET THE EVENT LINK

Links to the one-hour online live cast will be provided via an automated email an hour before the event starts.

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.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ANCESTRY TALKS

Watch and learn more about Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks.

More Online Events Listings MORE

Online Events Tuesday 18th June

The Power of Therapeutic-Led Fostering

Join our virtual event to explore therapeutic-led fostering! Discover its impact on children in need. Learn techniques empowering…