Sailor Stories
Sailor Songs

There has always been something that captures the imagination about working on the high seas. Our series of exhibits celebrating the founding of the National Maritime Union and its extraordinary battle to break the color line on US ships in the 1930s began with graphic art from the period, songs from Paul Robeson, and the long and haunting story of the Fall Strike, that built the NMU.

We conclude the series with this assortment of evocative songs and stories—for children and adults alike. Enjoy…