What's On > African Caribbean Ancestry – a talk by Paul Crooks
|Venue details:||Central Library Conference Rooms 1 - 5|
|Date:||Saturday 2nd June, 2018|
|Time:||14:00 - 16:00|
|Cost:||Free, but booking is required for this event.|
|Booking information:||Box Office: 01582 878100|
Cityread 2018 presents
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As part of Cityread 2018, renowned genealogist Paul Crooks will be holding a talk about African Caribbean ancestry.
Paul Crooks is a trailblazing genealogist with a special interest in African Caribbean ancestry. He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest among people wanting to explore their Black and British ancestry. He traced his family history back 6 generations, to ancestors captured of the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.
Paul gained national recognition for his work when his novel Ancestors was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart). His second book A Tree Without Roots is the authentic guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean History.
This event is part of Cityread London 2018; a capital-wide book-group, arts & literature festival during the month of May.
Cityread London is a celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together. It is celebrated every Spring, across London’s boroughs as well as in Reading, Luton and Slough, with libraries at its heart.