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International Maritime Center

CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Passing Through the Waters: The Maritime History of African Americans

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CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Passing Through the Waters:  The Maritime History of African Americans

Time & Location

Feb 02, 11:22 PM PST – Feb 28, 11:59 PM PST

International Maritime Center, 4001 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

About the event

Water covers about 71% of the earth’s surface. 97% of that water is found in the oceans as salt water. The ocean is the home to 228,450 known species — and as many as 2 million more that remain a total mystery. It supplies half our oxygen,

The ocean provides lots of food --- much more than just seafood. Ingredients from the sea are found in many foods such as peanut butter and soymilk. Many Medicines that help ­fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease. include ingredients from the ocean. The ocean is our planet's life support system.

Water is not only a natural resource, but also a means of transport, recreation and economic activity. Water has always, and continues to play a prominent role in the social and cultural lives of all people.

The Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate (SMGG) has developed an education initiative called Culture Currents, which explores the significance of maritime traditions in the development of diverse cultures in the world. Likewise, Culture Currents probes the contributions, influence and impact of distinct cultural groups on maritime traditions and practices.  We are launching the series in February, during Black History month, in recognition of the significant history of African Americans and their engagements with the sea.

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