Special lecture celebrating Black History Month

KINGSTON, NY – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a special lecture celebrating Black History Month on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 2:30 pm in the museum’s Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom.

“Black Maritime Workers in Early America:  Challenging Slavery and Shaping Freedom Then and Now” is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5; HRMM members are free.

Dr. Craig Marin, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies at SEA or Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA, will be connecting Early American history experiences for black maritime workers to modern accomplishments and continued challenges for African Americans.  Dr. Marin will use maritime stories uncovered in his research that will further illuminate the circumstances of Africans and African Americans in the maritime world during the age of sail.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Lana Chassman, lchassman@hrmm.org, call 845.338.0071 ext. 15
Special Lecture: Black Mariners
FEBRUARY 4. In honor of Black History Month, HRMM will be hosting a special lecture in the Riverport Wooden Boat School at 2:30 pm. Dr. Craig Marin, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA will present, “Black Maritime Workers in Early America: Challenging Slavery and Shaping  Freedom Then and Now,” covering the history of black maritime workers from colonial America to the present.       

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