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Black & British History: Jamaica's Akan Maroon War

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Is Jamaica’s Akan Maroon war the most empowering history of African Caribbean and African American resistance to the system of slavery?

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Is Jamaica’s Akan Maroon war the most empowering history of African Caribbean and African American resistance to the system of slavery?

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 what lay behind the decision to free the enslaved people of the Caribbean.

Did the Maroon war set in motion the decline of European transatlantic enslavement?

In this talk, Paul will discuss

  • the Akan Maroons of Jamaica who set the scene for liberation struggles to come
  • resistance to the system of enslavement in the Caribbean and North America, as an epic military struggle.
  • evidence that the maroon war led ultimately to the demise of slavery in the British Colonies.

You’ll draw your own conclusion on a particularly turbulent time in the British Colonies in the Caribbean.

Who is this talk for?

The talk is suitable for you if

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

Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.

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This online talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

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About the speaker

Paul Crooks is a published author and pioneering genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and African Caribbean history.

Paul 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 have brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy.

Paul Crooks has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy and has been recognised for inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry.

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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Welcome to Ancestry Talks masterclasses – a unique programme of exploring Black Ancestry whilst extending knowledge of Black History.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of talks across a variety of Black History and Ancestry topics, from how to trace African Caribbean ancestry, topical discussion on Black History and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms of the author and genealogist Paul Crooks, talks are at the forefront of the exploration of African Caribbean family history.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal development whether that be starting on your journey, overcoming genealogy challenges, or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

We're inspiring a love of Black ancestry, a love of Black history and self-love.

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