How UNH’s Jeffrey Bolster Helped A Convicted Felon Shape Up and Ship Out

Jeff Bolster, professor of History at UNH

Professor Jeff Bolster’s book Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail and his years of mentoring helped convicted felon Gregory White pursue his lifelong dream of a life on the sea. With the help of Bolster and his brother, Peter, a mariner who gave White his first job on the water out of prison, White has turned his life around and is living his dream.

The heartwarming story of this long-time friendship is captured in the Washington Post’s recent article “‘Black Jacks’ persuaded inmate Gregory White to shape up and ship out.”

via Campus Journal: How UNH’s Jeffrey Bolster Helped A Convicted Felon Shape Up and Ship Out.

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