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Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Haley, Alex
United States National Archives and Records Administration
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Lectures
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Summary:
Alex Haley talks about tracing his genealogical roots and documenting the oral history of a family for his upcoming book, and his research at the National Archives and Library of Congress. Haley also talks about traveling to Gambia and learning about the history of Kinte clan from a griot, a West African historian who is a repository of oral history for a particular African clan. He presents specific oral history stories and archival materials he discovered which document his ancestral history.
Presentation/lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003265 and AV003068: some content overlaps. AV003068: lecture begins 001616 (prior to lecture consists of First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting). AV003265: dated 19730603. AV003068: undated.
Cite as:
Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Family
African American families
Slavery
Slave trade
Oral history
Local number:
ACMA AV003265
ACMA AV003068
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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