African Caribbean Ancestry: Who Do You Think You Are?

Tue 25 July 2017 18:30 – 20:00

In 1977, the miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. Camberwell Library will mark the 40th Anniversary Of ROOTS Miniseries with an interview with Paul Crooks.

Paul is a trailblazing genealogist and author of acclaimed novel Ancestors. Paul traced his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who was living in the Krobo Mountain, Ghana. Paul’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) inspired a generation to start exploring their Black and British ancestry.

Paul will be asked about the inspiration behind his acclaimed novel Ancestors, including his ancestral links to Jamaican slaves who – in 1832 – brought forward the timetable for the abolition of slavery in the British dominions.

An enjoyable, interactive family-friendly talk that will appeal to anyone interested in untold histories and genealogy regardless of cultural background.

Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Book before to get the link to download your free family tree chart. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to explore your Ancestry and write your own intriguing family history.

Light refreshments available.

Paul Crooks speaks on Ancestry and Slavery