Historical Markers of African Descent
Captain Paul Cuffee (January 17, 1759 – September 9, 1817) was a Quaker businessman, Sea Captain, patriot, and abolitionist. He was of Aquinnah Wampanoag and African Ashanti descent and helped colonize Sierra Leone. Cuffee built a lucrative shipping empire and established the first racially integrated school in Westport, Massachusetts. To read more about Captain Cuffee’s career and influence over America, go to the recommend reference sites.
About Paul Cuffee
Documents of Paul Cuffee
The Paul Cuffee Family Today
The Museum of America and The Sea
Black Hands, Blue Seas: The Maritime Heritage of African Americans
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: NY Public Library