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November 2023

Virtual Author Talk: Skip Finley’s Whaling Captains of Color, America’s First Meritocracy

Nov 09 Thu @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us online to learn about the fascinating history of whaling captains of color with author, Skip Finley. In his fascinating book Whaling Captains of Color, America’s First Meritocracy, Mr. Finley covers such topics as Ambergris and rats, while intertwining the individual stories of more than fifty whaling masters of color, their adventures, successes, and struggles. Whaling was the first American industry to exhibit any diversity, and the proportion of men of color was high. A man got to be…

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