Photo of Yarmouth, first ship in the Black Star Liner Fleet. The Black Star Line surprised all its critics when, only three months after being incorporated, the first of four ships, the SS Yarmouth was purchased with the intention of it being rechristened the SS Frederick Douglass.
Black Star Line Steamship Corporation flyer The Black Star Line was a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey, organizer of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The shipping line was supposed to facilitate the transportation of goods and eventually African Americans throughout the African global economy. It derived its name from the White Star Line, a line whose success Garvey felt he could duplicate, which would become a standard of his Back-to-Africa movement.
Christopher B. Duncan, Actor: The Jamie Foxx Show. Christopher is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his B.F.A. in acting from The University of Colorado, Boulder. He also worked with The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Additional theatre credits include "The Old Settler" at The Pasadena Playhouse for which he received an Ovation award nomination. "Black Star Line" at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. "Rosetta Street", "How The Other Half ...
Joshua Cockburn (1877–1942), captain of the Black Star Line's SS Yarmouth, was born in the Bahamas. He had served as a seaman and officer in the Royal Navy, studied navigation, and accrued more than two decades of nautical experience before joining the Black Star Line in 1919 as a ship's master.
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