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Empowering Black History: Jamaica’s Second Maroon War

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The forgotten Black History of Jamaican Maroons in conflict with British colonials during the period of transatlantic enslavement

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

This talk is part of a series of online talks on Jamaicans rich history of resistance and black empowerment. The Second Maroon War of 1795–1796 was a conflict between Jamaican Maroons and the British colonisers.

Paul critically discusses key historical figures in this Black and British history, challenging audiences to draw their own conclusion on a particularly turbulent time in the history of resistance to enslavement within the Caribbean.

WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?

The talk is suitable for you if

  • you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of black history
  • you’re new to exploring family history
  • you have some experience of searching for your ancestors but want to develop your skills and knowledge further
  • you’ve have started, but your hit difficulties moving forward with you search

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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.

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