Africa's Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast

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  • Africa's Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast
    • The Mariners' Museum and Park

      February 23, 2021, 1 p.m.

      100 Museum Drive
      Newport News, VA 23606
    • Phone: 757-596-2222
      Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
      Website: Click here to visit us online


FREE. Pre-registration is required.




Join The Mariners’ Museum and Wisteria Perry, manager of interpretation and community outreach, as she highlights a new program series titled “Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures.” Come explore a coastal area of the Indian Ocean in Southeast Africa inhabited by the Swahili people, and learn about its distinct culture, demography, religion and geography.


Viewers are welcome to send Wisteria comments or questions during the presentation, which she will answer following the presentation.


About the presentation: Stretching 1,800 miles down the eastern coast and with its indigenous African, Middle Eastern and Asian influences, the Swahili coast has been a place of historical, cultural, economic, and political interactions and exchanges for thousands of years.