Black History for Beginners: Legendary Akan Maroons of Jamaica

Stories of ancestors who resisted racial injustice can fire the imagination and spur individuals to higher levels of achievement or performance in their work and personal life.

When researching his family’s Black history, Paul discovered his great great great grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know what lay behind the decisions to free enslaved people in British colonies in the Caribbean and North America.

This talk will help audiences interested in Black History gain an appreciation of the Akan Maroons of Jamaica who set the scene for the unyielding push toward racial justice and equality in the Caribbean and North America. Also, audiences will understand how the Maroon war set in motion the decline of European transatlantic enslavement.

This talk is suitable for you if you

  • are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make up where we are today
  • want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History
  • are new to exploring family history
  • have some experience searching for your ancestors and
  • want to know about other sources of information
  • have started and you’re having problems furthering your search
  • want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.