Join the Hampton Roads Naval Museum on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7pm for a free virtual lecture: 

"Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr: The Lessons Learned" 

With Naval History and Heritage Command Historian Regina T. Akers, PhD. 

Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.'s (1922-2004) Naval career is most often associated with one word, trailblazer. What lessons did the Navy's first African-American Flag Officer learn as he met with the opportunities such as command of a fleet and the challenges such as racism and injustice? Dr. Akers will discuss the lessons that influenced Gravely and share recollections of the legandary Surface Officer by family and friends. 

Following the presentation will be a moderated question and answer session. 

The virtual presentation is FREE and scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00pm. Registration for this virtual event is via CrowdCast, the event page can be found here (opens in new window).



<p>VADM Gravely photo slide for lecture</p>