AUDIO: Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of the Last Slave Ship Survivor – SoundCloud

With Cheryl Sterling, Deborah Plant, Glory Edim, and Sylviane Diouf:

“Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” is one of Zora Neale Hurston’s most important works of non-fiction that has never been published until today. Hurston recorded the story in Alabama in the late 1920s. It’s a collection of interviews with a man named Kossola, also known as Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known living survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. To discuss the book’s history and Hurston’s legacy, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture welcomed Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Director of the Black Studies Program at City College of New York, to moderate a conversation featuring: Hurston scholar and editor of Barracoon, Deborah G. Plant; founder of book club Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim; and Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning author and historian of the African Diaspora.'”

Listen to Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of the Last Slave Ship Survivor by New York Public Library #np on #SoundCloud

H/T: New Black Man

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