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100 Black Men of London: Young Families Exploring Black Ancestry

100 Black Men of London: Young Families Exploring Black Ancestry

University College London
University College London, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL, UK

Start Time
05/20/2017 11:30 am
End Time
05/20/2017 1:30 pm
Price
£2 – £2.67

Published author, Paul Crooks is Black Britain’s trailblazing expert in tracing African-Caribbean family history. In 1990, he was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his African ancestors enslaved on plantations in Jamaica. Undeterred, he embarked on a remarkable journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa.

Paul’s acclaimed historical novel Ancestors (Arcadia books) provides a narrative on the controversial history of Britain’s transatlantic slave trade, experiences of slaves (from kidnap to working on plantations) and resistance. 'Ancestors' broke through the barriers to tracing slave ownership and African-Caribbean family history. Subsequent speaking engagements, an appearance on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and national radio interviews, inspired a generation of to start exploring legacies of Britain’s slave ownership.

Book now. Come and ask questions and get advice and guidance on exploring your family history.

This event is in association with The 100 Black Men of London.

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University College London, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL, UK

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