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Black History for Beginners: Ancients to Present – 3rd October

As part of Black History Month 2022, the NHS London Leadership Academy will be hosting this Ancestry Talks event on Monday 3rd October 2022, from Midday to 2pm.

This event is open to all NHS Staff in every region.

Please be aware spaces are limited, to avoid disappointment please do not delay in booking your place. Places are given on a first come first serve basis.

About the event:

Paul Crooks is a published author and trailblazing genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry. He pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s when he became the first to trace his family history from London, back six generations, to ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America 200 years ago.

Blending Black History with genealogy, Paul will take you on a journey through the most enlightening periods Black history from the ancient to the modern era.

He will;

– highlight key topics and events along the epic Black History timeline

– emphasise events where Africans in the diaspora have taken action – on a grand scale – to shape their future and the future of others.

About the speaker

Paul Crooks is a published author and trailblazing genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry. He pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s when he became the first to trace his family history from London, back six generations, to ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America 200 years ago. Paul discovered that his ancestors were enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

Paul gained national recognition for his work when his acclaimed historical novel Ancestors (based on the true story of the author’s Ancestors) was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the seminal guide to tracing Black British ancestry.

Paul is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in African Caribbean genealogy.

For more about Paul Crooks: https://paulcrooks.info/

To book your place on this event, please complete the booking form below:

Booking Form: Black History for Beginners: Ancients to Present

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