Barracoon : the story of the last 'black cargo'
(Book on CD)

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Contributors
Miles, Robin, narrator.
Published
New York, NY : Blackstone Audio, 2018.
Physical Desc
3 CDs (3 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status
Morro Bay Library - Adult Book on CD - Adult Audiovisual
306.36209
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Format
Book on CD
Language
English
ISBN
9781538519295 , 9780062847003
UPC
9780062847003

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Compact disc.
Participants/Performers
Read by Robin Miles.
Description
"...a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade-abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past-memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War."--Amazon.com.

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