Charles R. Foy


Charles R. Foy is Associate Professor, Emeritus, at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Foy has published more than a dozen articles on Black mariners and is the creator of the Black Mariner Database, a dataset of more than 43,000 18th century Black Atlantic mariners. He is completing a book manuscript, Liberty’s Labyrinth: Freedom in the 18th Century Black Atlantic, that details the nature of freedom in the eighteenth century through an analysis of the lives of Black mariners.