1 week ago

Sailing Pulsar
Remembering the role of Black sailors overlooked in history books:"Revisionist history does a fantastic job of painting the past with a broad and white brush stroke; sailors with wispy, blonde hair taking to sea. But the truth is that dating as far back as the Tudor era in England, Black sailors were an integral, and even common, part of sea travel. During the age of sail, Black sailors were not only deeply influential in American history, but also in the creation of Black America and Black culture. While Black seaman appear sparingly in American literature and history, recent documentation and tireless work by historians unearth a very different reality — one where in the 19th century, one in five American seamen were Black."So as we look back and ask ourselves why we weren’t taught this in school, we have to also ask ourselves who wrote those books and how history gets remembered. And at the end of the day it comes down to what we know to be true — that the racism that wove the fabric of our society is woven into the stories we’re told and the ones carefully omitted. Even the ones we’re dutifully tested on and told are historical facts."Excerpt from an article in Virgin Cruises site: www.virginvoyages.com/ahoy/stories/black-history-monthPictured: Captain Absalom Boston of Nantucket. He was the first African-American captain to sail a whaleship, with an all-black crew in 1822. Source, voyagetodiscovery.org/boston.htm ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Sailing Pulsar
Still on the hard in Puerto Peñasco. But we celebrated the Chinese/Lunar New Year, year of the Ox, with awesome friends, Saltymatey, and had delicious food and many laughs. 🌕🥂🎆❣️ ... See MoreSee Less
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