Black Maritime Excellence: Reclaiming Afro-Atlantic Dialogues, Saturday, February 25, 1:30-4:30pm Mystic Seaport Museum
Please note, in person attendance is currently SOLD OUT. Please click link below to attend virtually with Zoom webinar registration.
Join us for an invigorating moderated roundtable discussion.
This interdisciplinary conversation will highlight Black Excellence at sea and will include historical and contemporary Black maritime narratives. Through the
voices of contemporary scholars and community members, the conversation will present a broad narrative of Black maritime experiences and perspectives and will help reshape the conversation about New England’s maritime histories. The educational and community-oriented conversation will encourage attendees to confront our shared history and adjust the conversation moving forward.
The event will be moderated by Akeia de Barros Gomes, PhD, the Senior Curator of Maritime Social Histories at Mystic Seaport Museum, Director of the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies and Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Five phenomenal Maritime Scholars will share fascinating history and their remarkable work to reclaim and highlight Black Excellence.