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.
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