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Colorism Origins: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers

Colorism Origins: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers

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A Black history month masterclass on what the 1817 Slave registers reveal about the origins of colorism.

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Black History Month Speaker Paul Crooks will provide insight into the roots of colorism, stemming from his research into his family history, going back over 200 years.

Paul will discuss why many Black British and North American people view race through the lens of a colour hierarchy prescribed during transatlantic enslavement. Discussion includes

  • what the 1817 Slave Registers reveal about the roots of colorism
  • how Black British and North American ancestors were taught to embrace colorism
  • why colorism never disintegrated after transatlantic slavery ended
  • the extent to which understanding of the history of the modern era can: a) be used as a tool for empowerment; b) recalibrate the discourse on race, colour & identity; and c) enable people to reflect on attitudes and behaviour in relation to colorism.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

"Martin Luther King, Jr"

Who is this talk for?

The talk is suitable for you if

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

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Premium Ticket holders will receive African, Irish & the Music of the Caribbean, A research project by Paul Crooks following the event.

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About the speaker

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

Paul came to prominence with his pioneering research into Black genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America 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 Black 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 Black genealogy.

Ancestors by Paul Crooks

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

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

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