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A Son of Africa

The Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano
(DVD - 2004 )
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A docudrama based on the book, The interesting narrative of the life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist.
Title: A son of Africa
the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano
[videorecording]
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (28 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Originally produced for television in 1996
Summary: A docudrama based on the book, The interesting narrative of the life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist.
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.362 SON
Credits: Photography, James Aspinall ; editor, Greg Harris.
Performers: ["Commentary: Hakim Adi (Middlesex U.), Stuart Hall, Ian Duffield. Actors: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Frederick Annan.<br/>", "Narrator: Cathy Tyson.<br/>"]
System Details: DVD
Subject Headings: Slaves' writings, English History and criticism Antislavery movements Great Britain History 19th century Antislavery movements United States History 19th century Slave trade Africa History 18th century Slavery Great Britain History 18th century Slavery United States History 18th century Great Britain Race relations History 18th century United States Race relations History 18th century Abolitionists Great Britain Biography Freedmen Great Britain Biography African Americans Biography Blacks Great Britain Biography Slaves Great Britain Biography Slaves United States Biography Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-
Topical Term: Slaves' writings, English
Antislavery movements
Antislavery movements
Slave trade
Slavery
Slavery
Abolitionists
Freedmen
African Americans
Blacks
Slaves
Slaves
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This is based on the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano. As a boy, Equiano was shipped to the Caribbean around 1750. He travelled much of the British empire as an enslaved sailor (not all slaves were farmhands) and was eventually able to purchase his own freedom.


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