The website “Voyage to Discover” is a multimedia educational initiative that seeks to tell the “untold stories of African-Americans and the sea by highlighting African-American contributions to the country's maritime heritage while fostering increased participation in marine careers and ocean conservation.”
Voyage to Discovery aspires to provide the stories of those largely unheralded pioneers to the public’s attention, with additional outreach directed toward African-American communities and students. The hope is that those stories, which highlight African-Americans’ deep connection to the sea and celebrate the optimism of the human spirit, will inspire further curiosity and study, and help encourage greater ocean conservation awareness among African-Americans.
The website is a joint effort of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Murrain Associates, Inc., along with the help of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. For seeking to highlight African-American maritime history, Voyage to Discover is Government Video’s Website of the Week.