Black History for Beginners: The Legendary Spanish Maroons of Jamaica

Paul discusses

  • the emergence of resistance to racial injustice within the Caribbean and North America and how ex-slaves used political manoeuvrings and guile to outwit British Government attempts to re-enslave them
  • how the Spanish Maroons of Jamaica positively shaped African Caribbean history and African American history

Audiences will gain an appreciation of how the Spanish Maroons of Jamaica first set the scene for a positive 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.