Black Jacks – African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
A Sailing event on 2016-02-27 13:30:00
Wishcamper Center, Bedford St., USM Portland campus | Bedford St. 1:30 pm Event website
Author, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, and former professional mariner, W. Jeffrey Bolster will discuss his ground-breaking work on black mariners in the 18th century. He will introduce us to a new understanding of Portland’s thriving black community during that time and its link to a little known aspect of the maritime economy during the age of sail. This lecture is sponsored by Spirits Alive at Eastern Cemetery and is free.
at Bedford St. Bedford St Portland, United States