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Speakers Bureau: Jack Tar on the Waterfront

February 3, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


Join us online with Ed Moore, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, when he examines the Jack Tars and how their influence on the Colonial America waterfront created a culture that valued freedom and led to a revolution.

About the presentation:
“We Owe Allegiance To No Crown” was spoken by the American sailor during the Age of Revolution. The waterfront culture developing in Colonial America valued freedom of thought, freedom of travel, and freedom of lifestyle. Integrated by nationality, ethnicity, and race, the Jack Tars challenged ideals, hierarchy, and values, influencing first the waterfront then ultimately, a society built on revolution and freedom.

Viewers are welcome to send Ed any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer following his talk.

Jack Tar on the Waterfront
February 3 • 1 p.m. (EST)

Check out our complete listing of the programs this month that recognize the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world!


February 3, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


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