jeudi 16 juillet de 17:30 à 19:00
Heroic Black Sailors of the 1800 -1900s. An illustrated talk with a selection of amazing true stories of free African/Caribbean sailors. They crossed oceans, seas and rivers performing exciting acts of valour that have been left out of history. We will cover:
- Black Sailors in Nelsons Navy
- The Jamaican sea captain and his support for the Haitian revolution
- The first Black sailor to win a Victoria Cross
- The real pirates of the Caribbean
- The Black male sailor who was really a woman
- Black sailors on the Thames, Tower Hamlets, Deptford, Greenwich to Gravesend
- Enslaved Africans who were not sailors but took over the ship and mashed up the slavemaster
This talk will be delivered via Zoom. The link will be sent two hours before the start. Please check your junk mail as some servers block emails with this type of content.
About the speaker: S.I Martin is an author and historian. His book, Incomparable World,https://www.amazon.co.uk/Incomparable-World-S-I-Martin/dp/0704380587 is currently being made into a TV series by Ridley Scott's (Director of Gladiator/Alien/Blade Runner) company. The book is about African-American veterans who fought for the British in the revolutionary war only to be betrayed. They relocate to London and plan an audacious raid to get even.