African-Centred History Educator, Family History Researcher, Coach and Author
I am a historian who specialises in African/Black History, undertaking research and delivering classes throughout the UK. He is also a genealogist who is expert in tracing Caribbean family roots, with a focus on Jamaica.
I have undertaken detailed ancestry research and delivered Caribbean genealogy workshops and black history classes for the past ten years in Manchester, and elsewhere in the UK, for charities, churches, local authorities, Black History Month programmes, probation services, colleges and education bodies, and regional records offices.
My work has included collaborating with Manchester Metropolitan University and the Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust to deliver two five-week Black History courses to forty five young people.
I enjoy writing - fiction and non-fiction - and authored my first book, At Peace With Myself, published in 2011. E-books have included Obama Inauguration - Where Were You, The Legacy of Nelson Mandela, The Contributions of Black British People to the UK, and Goodbye to the Greatest (about Muhammad Ali). In addition I compiled, wrote and co-edited 'Our Stories' which shared the experiences of people living in Manchester who had arrived from the Caribbean and Africa in the some fifty or more years ago; and my new book, Dreams of Freedom - A Collection of Jamaican Short Stories, will be published in October 2016.