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African American Sailors

Examine what life was like black sailors, both free and enslaved, in the 18th century.  One of the crew listed in SULTANA’s muster book is Prince Gould, a 45-year old African American man.

 

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Additional Links:

A web page with a series of links to different kinds of African American sailors in history.

https://portsidenewyork.org/afam-maritime

 

A video explaining the role of African Americans in the American revolution, including as sailors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3p-uo03CtE

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