The Maritime Underground Railroad (Virtual)

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual

Historian David Cecelski has chronicled the world of slave and free black fishermen, pilots, rivermen, sailors, ferrymen, and other laborers who, from the colonial era through Reconstruction, plied the vast inland waters of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to the upper reaches of tidewater rivers. Demonstrating the vitality and significance of this local African American maritime culture, David will also reveal its connections to the Afro-Caribbean, the relatively egalitarian work culture of seafaring men who visited nearby ports, and the revolutionary political tides that coursed throughout the black Atlantic. Adults

By: White Plains Library