Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
Call Number: E444.L49 H87 2018
In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Plateau, Alabama, to visit eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the "Clotilda", the last slaver known to have made the transatlantic journey. Illegally brought to the United States, Cudjo was enslaved fifty years after the slave trade was outlawed. "Barracoon" employs Hurston's skills as both an anthropologist and a writer, and brings to life Cudjo's voice in a tribute to the disremembered and the unaccounted.