Black Sailors in Navy Blue

Black Sailors in Navy Blue addresses the seldom-visited subject that focuses on the experiences of tens of thousands of sailors of African descent who served at sea during the American Civil War. Tens of thousands of blacks, from freedmen along the Southern coast to old New England salts, enlisted in Mr. Lincoln's navy and by 1865, the last year of the Civil War, blacks constituted 20 percent of union enlistments. The Black Sailors in Navy Blue walking tour helps examine what those men did, their shipboard life, and how their experiences may have varied throughout the fleet.

Black Sailors in Navy Blue is available year-round for groups by appointment.

During the month of February, Black History Month, Black Sailors in Navy Blue tours are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM as part of our daily programming for visitors.

To arrange your group experience contact:

Amy Ferguson
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Pier 1, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3110

tel: 410-396-3453
e-mail: aferguson@historicships.org