Dr. Julie Sullivan-Detheridge author of “Against the Tide: The Turbulent Times of a Black Entrepreneur.” She will participate in a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday to discuss the work.
The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will hold a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, featuring a talk by Dr. Julie Sullivan-Detheridge about her book, “Against the Tide: The Turbulent Times of a Black Entrepreneur.”
The book is a biography of Sullivan-Detheridge’s maternal great-grandfather, Captain Hansford C. Bayton, an Essex County native and public office holder who was the owner of a successful steamship business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sullivan-Detheridge will share the story of how against tremendous odds Captain Bayton persevered in the face of Jim Crow segregation laws and racial incidents to become a wealthy entrepreneur. He owned five steamships, had a contract with the government to carry the mail, and had a strong passenge...
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