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Black Jacks, White Sails and Shipments

  • When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: 18+
  • Categories: Lectures

Join us for a presentation by David Dziewulski on African-American Sailors during the Civil War. Included in the presentation will be information on the black sailors' numbers, roles, perceptions, attitudes and equality in the integrated Union Navy. Mr. Dziewulski will also include a brief primer on the antecedent mariner and naval history of African-Americans from the Continental Navy through the Barbary pirate wars, quasi-war with France and the War of 1812. Registration is recommended.

Location: 7th floor Librarian's Room

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