Black History |Colorism Origins: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers
Paul reveals why British and North American people view race through the lens of a colour hierarchy.
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history"
Martin Luther King, Jr
This talk will help audiences interested in Black History gain an appreciation of
- what the 1817 Slave Registers reveal about the roots of colorism
- how Black British and North American ancestors embraced ideas of colorism
- why colorism continued after transatlantic slavery ended
- the extent to which understanding the history of the modern era can be used as a tool for empowerment
- how a deeper understanding of colorism origins can prove positive in recalibrating the discourse on race, color & identity;
- how discourse on colorism can support others to modify attitudes and behaviors.
The talk is suitable for you if
- you’re new to exploring family history
- you have some experience searching for your ancestors and want to know about other sources of information
- you’ve started and you’re having problems furthering your search
- you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.