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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 and a half hours a week over ten consecutive Saturdays. The 2025 edition of the course will run from Saturday April 16th to Saturday 14th June 2025. In this course the material is organized by the ten themes listed below:

They Stood their Ground

Live Free or Die

Flight and Fight

Making Common Cause

Diplomacy as a Survival Tactic

Women Warriors of the Caribbean

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

Death Before Dishonor

Black Liberators of the Spanish Caribbean

How slavery was maintained

Book-ended by discussions of 'How European oppression Began in the Caribbean' and 'Why slavery Ended in the Caribbean'.

Registration Form

History Quiz


Readings in Caribbean History

Musings on Caribbean History

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.

Registration: We will begin accepting registrations for the 2025 class on March 1st 2025.

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.”

Marcus Garvey

“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

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