The Mariners’ Museum and Park of Newport News announced it would be offering free, virtual programs in February to celebrate the culture and contributions of Black mariners.
The virtual sessions will be held over Zoom throughout the month.
For a complete schedule of seminars, and summaries on the topics covered, visit The Mariners’ Museum website.
Here’s the virtual schedule for Black History Month:
- Celebrating Black History Month – Feb. 1 (1 p.m.)
- Anna Carries Water, written by Olive Senior and illustrated by Laura James – Feb. 1 (1 p.m.)
- Speakers Bureau: Jack Tar on the Waterfront – Feb. 3 (1 p.m.)
- Virginia Waterways and the Stories of Freedom Seekers in the Underground Railroad – Feb. 4 (7 p.m.)
- The Little Hippo, written by Géraldine Elschner and illustrated by Anja Klauss – Feb. 8 (1 p.m.)
- Hidden Histories – Feb. 9 (1 p.m.)
- If Dominican Were a Color, written by Sili Recio and illustrated by Brianna McCarthy – Feb. 15 (1 p.m.)
- Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Carthage – Feb. 18 (1 p.m.)
- African American Medal of Honor Recipients during the Civil War – Feb. 19 (12 p.m.)
- Anansi and the Magic Stick, written by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Janet Stevens – Feb. 22 (1 p.m.)
- Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast – Feb. 23 (1 p.m.)
- Waterways of Africa: The Nile – Feb. 27 (1 p.m.)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SERIES 🖤🤎✨
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