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Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series

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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:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Lectures
Place:
Africa
Africa, West
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1976
Circa 1976
Notes:
Title created by ACMA based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Summary:
Author Alex Haley is a speaker for the Frank N. Doubleday Lecture Series; the theme of the lecture series is education in the real world. Haley speaks of researching and writing about his genealogical roots for his book, Roots, using oral history and archival materials, including those at the National Archives. He 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. Haley also speaks of black heritage and African heritage; his life in the coast guard and as a freelance writer; and his family as he was growing up.
Lecture. Part of Broadcast Programs. Undated.
Cite as:
Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Family
African American families
Blacks--History
Oral history
Slavery
Slave trade
Local number:
ACMA AV003652
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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