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A Black History of Resistance | The Black Jacobin

A Black History of Resistance | The Black Jacobin

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

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

Paul Crooks discovered his great great great grandfather when researching his African and Caribbean ancestry. He discovered his enslaved forebears 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 government’s timetable for abolishing the slave trade.

Cultures are often defined by the behaviours that leaders display. In this Black history masterclass, Paul Crooks focuses on the revolution’s

  • leadership capabilities
  • strategic decision-making capabilities when confronted with tantalising situations
  • brinkmanship

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An interactive PowerPoint "The Haitian Revolution Timeline of Events” will be emailed to Premium ticket holders following the event. See video below for demo.

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Premium Ticket holders will receive 'The Haitian Revolution timeline' interactive PowerPoint following the event. See the demonstration video below.

Who Is This Talk For?

The talk is suitable for you if

  • you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of the parallels between African Caribbean history and African American history
  • you’re new to exploring family history

About the speaker

Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s. He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America.

Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his Ancestors enslaved on plantations in North America. “No one had tried because such records did not exist.” Undeterred, he embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to North America and ultimately back to the Gold Coast.

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 genealogy.

Paul 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.

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Ancestors by Paul Crooks

Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African And Asian Caribbean Ancestry

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Website: https://paulcrooks.info

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