Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (2018)

In 1927, anthropologist and author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) is a wealth of knowledge about Black life in the early 1900s. Interviewed in Alabama, eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis told Hurston about his experience as an enslaved person on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States. Hurston’s rendition of Cudjo’s firsthand account of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade was posthumously released in 2018.

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