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Captain Frederick Drinkwater: A Maine Slave Ship Captain



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Captain Frederick Drinkwater: A Maine Slave Ship Captain

February 3 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Each Friday, Maine Conservation Voters hosts a one-hour webinar focused on important and timely topics.

Captain Frederick Drinkwater was born in Yarmouth, Maine, and rose from relative obscurity to become one of the most notorious slave ship captains of the 1850s and early 1860s. This talk will discuss Maine and the slave trade to Cuba in the mid-19th century, resistance to enslavement by African-descended people, and how Drinkwater and other captains like him were able to avoid any legal or social penalties for their crimes against humanity. Join Dr. Kate McMahon of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Atlantic Black Box Project to learn more!


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