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Zora's African Trip

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
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.
Date
circa 1970s
Extent
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Ambient sounds
Music
Topic
African Americans
Slavery
Slave trade
Exploitation
Capitalism
African culture
Place
Africa
Africa, West
GoreĢe (Senegal)
Senegal
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Citation
Zora's African Trip, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003282-1
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003282-2 ACMA AV003372-1 ACMA AV003372-2
General
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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