Black History: The Secrets of Tracing African Ancestors

North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove, London

Want to extend your family tree? Struggling to reach ancestors who lived before the birth of your grandparents? Paul Crooks (author and trailblazing genealogist with…

Agents of Freedom: The Black Jacobin

Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High St, London

Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to…

Britain, Slavery & the 1834 Compensation Records

Teddington Library Waldegrave Road,, Teddington

This Black History Month 2018 with Paul Crooks author and trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with the truth about the British Government's…

Jamaica, Britain and the Maroon Wars

Impact Hub Brixton 49 Brixton Station Road, London

Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were the leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist)…

The Baptists Who Abolished Slavery

Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High St, London

Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know…

Black British Genealogy: Who do you think you are?

East Ham Community Neighbourhood Centre 328 Barking Road, London

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation…

Britain, Slavery & the 1834 Slave Compensation Records

The Library at Willesden Green 95 High Rd, London

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with the truth about the British Government's decision to abolish slavery and the slave compensation…