Talk

18th century Black mariners

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Date:
1 Oct 2017
Time:
2-3pm
Suitable for:
adults
Booking:
Free drop-in event, no need to book

Britain's 18th century Black mariners: at home and abroad

A free talk by Dr Charles R Foy, Associate Professor Early American and Atlantic History at Eastern Illinois University.
Dr Foy's scholarship focuses on 18th century Black maritime culture. A former fellow at the National Maritime Museum and Mystic Seaport, he has published more than a dozen articles on Black mariners and is the creator of the Black Mariner Database, a dataset of more than 27,000 18th century Black Atlantic mariners. He is completing a book manuscript, 'Liberty’s Labyrinth: Freedom in the 18th Century Black Atlantic', that details the nature of freedom in the 18th century through an analysis of the lives of Black mariners.

This event is part of the Black Salt exhibition and our Black History Month and Black Salt event series.