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Empowering Black History: The Perfect Storm that Ended Slavery

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A Black history masterclass discussing Black resistance and the rise and fall of enslavement in the British Colonies in the Americas.

About this Event

Paul Crooks was intrigued to learn his great great great grandfather walked free from the Cousins Cove sugar plantation, Jamaica in 1838. This prompted Paul’s curiosity about what lay behind the decision to free the enslaved people of the Caribbean.

In this talk, Paul will

  • discuss the perfect storm of events that ultimately led to the British government legislating to end the system of enslavement in British colonies.
  • Implicate the forebears of African Caribbean people in bringing about the demise of slavery in the British Colonies.

This talk complements ancestry talks with Paul Crooks’ Empowering Black History series of online events.

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 and want to know about other sources of information
  • you’ve have started, but your hit difficulties moving forward with you search

HOW TO GET THE EVENT LINK

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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