African American History & Genealogy Series – Rescue Men Film Screening

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 • 1:00 pm
  • Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd

Saturday, January 17, 2017 | 1PM
Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum

In hurricane-force winds on the night of October 11, 1896, a crew known as the Pea Island Surf Men accomplished the impossible. Led by keeper Richard Etheridge, this historic all-black rescue crew etched itself into history by rescuing stranded sailors whose ships had succumbed to the harsh Atlantic. The documentary Rescue Men tells the story of these brave men who manned the Pea Island Life-Saving Station in North Carolina.

This program is presented in partnership with the St. Louis African American History & Genealogy Society as part of the monthly African American History & Genealogy series.

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