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The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes

For over 200 years, Black men and women have kept the seafood and maritime industries alive on the Chesapeake Bay. Yet few history books have recognized their contributions during some of the most difficult times in our nation's history.

The Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, created by author & historian Vince Leggett, has amassed a rich collection of artifacts, oral histories and over 40,000 photos documenting their experiences. Leggett will share some of their stories and highlight voices from two of his books: Blacks of the Chesapeake: An Integral Part of Maritime History and The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes.

Join us for a celebration of the Black men and women who transformed—and were transformed by—life on the water.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the event.

Saturday, February 11 at 11:00am

Light Street
1251 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Event Type

Black History, Book Discussions

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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