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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Dr. Trevor Hall will present a lecture on the secret role of the Portuguese Cape Verde Islands in the discovery of Brazil and India, 1481-1502 as written in his recent article The Pre-Discovery of Brazil from the Portuguese Cape Verde Islands, 1481-1500 at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s theater on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. His article focuses on how archival documentation shows the Portuguese used the Cape Verde Islands as a launch site for voyages to discover South America and India before the Spaniards. The park is located at 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford; admission is free. This event is in partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society.
Dr. Hall is a consultant in the areas of Education, Portuguese Cultures, and Sports in Jamaica, West Indies. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in African History, World History, and Portugal in Africa at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Hall has also been Associate Professor of African History and Political Science at Northern Caribbean University, Assistant Professor and Chairman of History at Bethune-Cookman University, and Assistant Professor and Instructor in History at Arizona State University.
Currently Dr. Hall serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Antonio de Noli Academic Society and presented a paper on “Governor Antonio de Noli and His Family in the Cape Verde Islands and Portugal” at the Conference on Antonio de Noli, in Noli, Italy, September 2010.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America’s nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095 or visit the park’s Facebook page at fb.com/NewBedfordNPS. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com