Presented by Wisteria Perry, Interpretation and Community Outreach Manager
Lecture begins at 2:00 PM
Free with $1 Museum admission
Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park and Diversity Restoration Solutions, a social business entity whose mission is to restore economic and cultural relationships with the countries in Africa and the people of African descent, for a special presentation on African and African American watermen.
Wisteria Perry of The Mariners’ Museum will talk about the influences and impacts made by Africans and African Americans across centuries of maritime history. Eric Sheppard of DRS will then provide a narrative of his ancestor, Moses Grandy, who helped build the Great Dismal Swamp Canal and learned how to navigate boats while he was an enslaved man.
Following the presentation, come observe and examine related artifacts that are in the Museum’s collection. This lecture will be held in the Huntington Room.