Black History: Shad & Herring Fisheries

Date: 22 Feb

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Beaufort


Plantations that bordered coastal North Carolina’s creeks, rivers, and sounds often possessed fisheries that were operated by both free and enslaved peoples. While a few studies have provided some insights into the functioning of these fisheries, no one has analyzed labor management at them. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this presentation seeks to describe and contextualize the labor management system at North Carolina’s antebellum shad and herring fisheries. The talk is free and open to the public. Learn more.