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Black History Month: From the Motherland

February 26 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Department of Interpretation Staff


Presenters: Wisteria Perry and Erika Cosme, the Mariners’ Interpretation Department

Round out our celebration of Black History Month in person at the Museum or virtually with Wisteria Perry and Erika Cosme from our Interpretation Department. The pair will provide fascinating details of African cultures that continue to be told in today’s pop culture through movies and television.

About the program:
The continent of Africa is diverse with its own unique set of mythology, legends, and folktales that were inspired by the sea. Hear the stories and elements that are shared between the cultures and are still being told in today’s pop culture through movies and television. Join us immediately following the program for a short guided tour of Black Maritime artifacts and stories in our galleries!


This program is part of our Black History Month series.
Click here to view a complete list.

From the Motherland: The Legends and Tales of Africa
Saturday, February 26, 2022 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET) 

In Person: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)
Virtual: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (ET) 

Advance registration is required for both in person and online options.
Attending in person?
This program is free with $1 admission, and free for Mariners’ Museum Members. Seating is limited, and chairs will be spaced out for social distancing in compliance with current CDC safety protocols for COVID-19.
Watching remotely?
This program is free to watch and you may register below.

This Black History program will take place in person in the Museum’s Lower Lobby or you can attend the virtual lecture at 1 p.m. (advance registration is required to attend virtually.)

Pre-registration is required.
For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can’t attend?
No problem! Many of our programs are uploaded to our
YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.


February 26
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222