On June 9, 1992,
Captain William Pinkney sailed his boat, Commitment, into Boston Harbor
after completing a 22-month solo circumnavigation of the globe, a
voyage that covered 27,000 miles and took him to many fascinating
lands. From the middle of the ocean and from the lands he visited,
Captain Bill communicated with students in Boston and his native
Chicago via satellite, ship-to-shore radio and home video dispatches.
His ever-vigilant friends in the United States learned lessons in math,
science and geography, delighted in the exotic sights Pinkney showed
them and worried when he encountered rough water and violent storms
during long stretches at sea. Then they welcomed him home, a new hero
and prime example of dedication and commitment.
Bill Cosby narrates
Bill Pinkney’s high seas adventure, The
Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney ($14.98) a biographical
about the first African-American to sail around the world. MPI Home
Video presents this winner of the prestigious Peabody Award on DVD
August 28, 2007.