Monday, April 12, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner
When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not...
Friday, February 12, 2021
Black History Month – Meet The US Navy’s First Female African-American Officers
by Adam Bisno (US Navy History Command) Quite suddenly, and contrary to expectations, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to reopen the Navy to African-American women in October 1944. Not since World...
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course
In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black enlisted men were...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Monday, July 20, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Port Of New York Takes Lead In Official USCG Response To BLM
Two days ago gCaptain reported on the industry’s lack of response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the fact that, while the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command have...
Lloyd’s of London Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Role in Atlantic Slave Trade
By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologized for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Organization Of Black Maritime Graduates Endorses BLM Movement
While a handful of American maritime stakeholders, including Longshoreman unions and Military Sealift Command, took early and definitive action in support of black sailors, the majority of the industry has...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
U.S. Port Workers Stop Work in Protest of George Floyd Killing
Dockworkers across the country stopped work today in a show of support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)...
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