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Jamaica's First Maroon War

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The First Maroon War in Jamaica is possibly the most empowering Black history event not often spoken about.

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

There are many sides to Britain’s relationship with Africans in the Caribbean during the period of transatlantic enslavement. This talk focuses on the Maroons of Jamaica who set the scene for liberation struggles to come.

Did the Maroon war set in motion the decline of European transatlantic enslavement? You’ll draw your own conclusion on this particularly turbulent time in Black and British history.

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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.

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.

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

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Organiser ANCESTRY TALKS WITH PAUL CROOKS

Organiser of Jamaica's First Maroon War

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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