Tuesday 11 October 2016

Nominations for top Black and Minority Ethnic women seafarers

In Black History Month it's appropriate for a maritime blog about women to discuss black female seafarers.

I'd like to nominate these highly significant figures in history for my heroines. And I would be glad to hear of other suggestions. Please join in.

From my point of view there are at least three (all of whom you can find in earlier entries on this blog):

William Brown, the only known black woman to disguise herself as a boy and go to sea: 1815

Cadet Akhona Geveza, victim of sexual abuse, who disappeared overboard. She was possibly murdered to shut her up: 2010. womenshistorynetwork.org/blog/?tag=akhona-geveza

Belinda Bennett, Britain's first black woman cruise ship captain, 2016.www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13298785.htm

For more black women, including captains, search this site using the terms 'race' and 'black'.

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