Black History for Beginners | The Black Jacobin

In this Black history masterclass, Paul invites audiences to reflect on the leadership of the legendary Toussaint L ’Overture, one of North America’s greatest military commanders.

Black History speaker Paul Crooks discovered his great great great grandfather when researching his Black Ancestry. He discovered they walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free the enslaved people of the Caribbean.

The Haitian revolution inspired events in the Caribbean that impacted the British and North American governments' timetable for abolishing the slave trade. Cultures are often defined by the behaviours that leaders display. This talk will help audiences interested in Black history to

  • gain an appreciation of Toussaint L'Overture's
    leadership and capabilities
  • strategic decision-making capabilities when confronted with tantalising situations
  • brinkmanship

Who Is This Talk For?

  • The talk is suitable for you if you
    are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make us who we are today
  • want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.