Patricia C. and Frederick L.
BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS :
THE STORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WHALERS
New York : Scholastic Press,
IL 5-8 RL 6.0
different pictures of whales and ask anyone if they know anything about
the different ones shown. Bring a candle, girdle, and hurricane lamp
with you and ask participants what people used in the 1700-1900's to make
these things. Explain the importance of the whaling industry to them.
Or you might want to read the part in Moby Dick that describes the white
whale. Introduce this book and add importance to the African-American
contributions to whaling, including free and enslaved peoples. Go
briefly into a history of slavery, if needed. ("Naomi Bates" <email@example.com>)
Whaling -- History
African-Americans -- Biography.
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