Pirates!

African Pirates Abducting Buckra Gal

Don’t all boys and many men love tall tales of pirates? Swashbuckling sea cowboys and such. There are many stories of Black pirates out there, some true, others false, I don’t think it matters much either way so long as it helps the childs imagination and creativity to soar.

An example of a true story would the pirate Black Ceasar’s. Born in West Africa he captained a pirate ship that dominated the area around the Florida Keys. He was one of the infamous Captain Blackbeard‘s chief lieutenants and even has an Island in the keys named for him.

Another tale maybe of superior intrigue if more dubious origins is that of the Black Haitian pirate Black Caesar aka Henri Caesar. He was said to have served our great ancestors Toussaint L’Ouverture and Dutty Bookman. Folklore says left a 2 to 6 million dollar treasure buried on some Caribbean islands, ya mon!.
So grab these books, read them to your kids and maybe one day go search for their rumored treasures (or let the youth search while you have a rum) .

Black Caesar’s Clan: A Florida Mystery

Black Caesar, Pirate (Haitian pirate) 

 

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