Uncovering the Truth About Names and Naming Practices in North American Enslaved Societies

Embark on an enlightening journey as Paul challenges prevailing myths surrounding the origins of African family names among those once enslaved in North America. In this thought-provoking masterclass, he skillfully uncovers naming practices that characterized North American enslaved societies, with Jamaica serving as a poignant proxy for other regions in North America.
Through Paul's tireless quest to unearth his own ancestors, a profound narrative unfolds, of records bearing witness to the covert resistance displayed by Paul's ancestors and enslaved communities throughout Jamaica's tumultuous history.
In this immersive experience, attendees will not only gain a deep appreciation for the tradition of Caribbean nicknaming but also come to understand the pivotal moment of emancipation in British colonies in 1838, which prompted the adoption of surnames. This masterclass is a gateway to unlocking the hidden histories of Black ancestry, offering participants invaluable insights into the resilient spirit of enslaved people and their unwavering resistance against the oppressive forces that sought to extinguish their identity and heritage.

For those with a passion for Black history, this event is an extraordinary opportunity to bridge the past and present, fostering a deeper understanding of the enduring impact of slavery and the indomitable spirit that has shaped the Black experience in the North Americas. Join us in unraveling these compelling stories and connecting them to the contemporary struggle for equality and justice.


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