Out of Africa Narration

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Jeffries, Leonard
Scope and Contents
Young boy recites story about life on a slave ship. Narrator speaks of the slave forts and castles, built by Europeans, along the coast of Africa during slave trade period; and their role in the transatlantic slave trade. He states the slave forts and castles, in Ghana and elsewhere, are being used as cultural centers, museums, and research laboratories today. He explains the Gambians and Alex Haley hope to turn James Island, where ancestors of Kunta Kinte Alex Haley lived, into a memorial to the ancestors.
Narration. Part of Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization Audiovisual Records. AV003363 and AV003380: same content. Transcribed from AV003363: Ron Coleman, Leonard Jeffreys. Transcribed from AV003380: Ron Hughes, Leonard Jeffreys. AV003499: slave forts and castles narration from 000504 - 001504 and 001711 - 002720 [also on recording: Narration about West African Slave Trade and Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education]. Undated.
Date
circa 1979
Extent
3 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Topic
African Americans
Black people -- History
Black people -- Study and teaching
Slavery
Slave trade
Museum exhibits
Place
Africa
United States
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Citation
Out of Africa Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-031, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-031, Item ACMA AV003363
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003380 ACMA AV003499
General
Title transcribed from physical asset and based on contents of recording.
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