Sounds and interviews/discussions from Zora Martin-Felton's trip to West Africa in circa 1970s. Interviewee discusses history of slave houses and slavery on Goree Island beginning with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1444. Focus on the lives of the slaves while held on the island of Goree, the African slave trade, and European exploitation of Africa. Music and ambient sounds of present-day Jufureh, Gambia - the ancestral village of Alex Haley. Another interviewee discusses Alex Haley's Roots - the book versus the television production. There is also explanation of the evolution of European capitalism from slave labor, land, and capital through corporate capitalism.
Interviews/conversations/tours. Music and ambient sounds. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003282: #1. AV003372: #2. AV003282-1: speaker's French (most likely) with English translator, poor audio. Transcribed from physical asset: W. Afr. History - Dr. Leo Jeffries; Conversations with Camara Lye. Undated.
Zora's African Trip, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution