Saules, James D.
- Kenneth Coleman
Saules, James D. (1806?–1850s), African American sailor and musician, is best known for likely inspiring Oregon’s first black exclusion law. Saules, whose birthplace is unknown, worked as a whaler in the 1830s. Saules was no anomaly, as the maritime industry was the largest employer of free African American men in the antebellum United States. The ...