African-American Passages: Black Lives in the 19th Century Podcast
By Library of Congress
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This podcast, hosted by Kluge Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar Adam Rothman, explores the lives of three African Americans whose passages through the 19th-century are uniquely documented in the Library's manuscripts.
||CleanThe Long Journey of Omar Ibn Said||This podcast will explore the remarkable story of an enslaved Muslim man named Omar ibn Said. His autobiography is one of the Library of Congress's newest acquisitions. Written in Arabic in 1831, it is one of the very few memoirs written by an African-born man in the Americas. The podcast will trace Said’s life journey and the afterlife of his autobiography. The guests for this episode are Mary-Jane Deeb, the Chief of the Library of Congress’s African and Middle Eastern Division, and the historian Sylviane Diouf.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrologue||This first episode of the African-American Passages series introduces the concept of the podcast, detailing the existence of documents related to Black Americans in Library collections. Rothman briefly previews the stories to be told in-depth in the later episodes.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|