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Zora's African Trip

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Martin-Felton, Zora
Haley, Alex
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ambient sounds
Music
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gorée (Senegal)
Senegal
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Zora's African Trip, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Slavery
Slave trade
Exploitation
Capitalism
African culture
Local number:
ACMA AV003282-1
ACMA AV003282-2
ACMA AV003372-1
ACMA AV003372-2
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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