Erie Maritime Museum Lecture Series
African Americans and the War of 1812
Presented by Gene Allen Smith
At the Orientation Theater
February 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm
During the War of 1812, black men accounted for between 15%-20% of enlisted men on all ships and all stations in the United States Navy. Historian Gene Allen Smith will talk about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812 and the choice of many faced between joining the U.S. Navy or the British.
Presented in partnership with the Erie County Historical Society.