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

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
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.
Date
1973
Extent
2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Lectures
Topic
African Americans
Family
African American families
Slavery
Slave trade
Oral history
Place
Africa
Africa, West
Gambia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Citation
Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003265
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003068
General
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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