Freedom Fighters of the Caribbean
The destination for those who wish to learn the true and complete story of the Caribs / Kalinagos and Arawaks / Tainos’ armed struggle to defend their homelands, maintain their freedom and preserve their very existence and about the Maroon wars and the rebellions, revolts and uprisings of the enslaved Africans against oppression, dehumanization and slavery in the Dutch-speaking, English-speaking, French-speaking and Spanish-speaking territories.
This course isn't about lamenting our past misfortunes, it is about celebrating our heroes.
Course Title: Freedom Fighters of the Caribbean
A Chronicle of Resistance 1493 - 1878
The Course: One hour a week over ten consecutive Saturdays once a year. The first course will run from Saturday March 16th to Saturday 11th May 2024. In this course the material is organized by the ten themes listed below:
Book-ended by discussions of 'How it Began' and 'Why it Ended'.
The objective of this course is to teach only the facts, so we make every effort to avoid language that is emotional or prejudicial.
Delivery method: Online by Zoom
Target Audience: Persons 16 years of age and older living in the Caribbean, those born in the Caribbean but living overseas, those born overseas of Caribbean ancestry as well as anyone anywhere in the world who has an interest in learning the exciting history of the Caribbean.
Presenter: Desmond Bollers
Cost: Registration for the course is free, but we do ask you to pay nine dollars and ninety-five cents (US$9.95) to offset administrative costs.
Registration: We will begin accepting registrations in January 2024.
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to course participants who complete all ten sessions of the course
Go to About to understand the inspiration for this course.
“Don't forget your history
Know your destiny
In the abundance of water
The fool is thirsty”
'Rat Race' Robert Nesta Marley
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”
Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary.
“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
Robert Nesta Marley